Uganda Unemployed youth storm RDC’s office over Afghanistan jobs

Some of the youth inside Mr Matojo’s office

A group of unemployed youth in Lyantonde District have stormed the office of the Resident District Commissioner, Mr Sulaiman Tuguragara Matojo protesting the failure by a private company to send them abroad to work.

Led by Mr Joseph Mukasa, the youth alleged that paid money to the managers of Six Star International, a private job placement firm, to secure jobs for them in Afghanistan.

The stranded youth allege that they paid between Shs1 million and Shs2.5 million to the company to facilitate their visa applications among other travel requirements.

The managers of Six Star International, according to the youth, allegedly convinced them that they would work as security guards, maids and cashiers in Afghanistan.

They accused Mr Matojo of protecting the proprietors of Six Star International to defraud them because one year later, he has not bothered to intervene.

Mr Paul Tumwebaze, one of the victims said  they were also asked to pay Shs90,000 for yellow books yet they have never been immunized against yellow fever.

The youth said they are seeking a refund of their money since the jobs are not available.

Mr  Matojo said  he doesn’t know is wrong with  company directors because the  youth paid the job placement money in November last year.

He advised the youth to file a civil case against the company directors and promised to be a key witness.
“I am trying to call Eva Birungi, the director Six Star International Company, but she not responding to my calls. I have opted to report a civil suit before Lyantonde Grade One Magistrate and I am ready to be a key witness in the case,” Mr Matojo said

In an earlier interview with this reporter, Ms Birungi said the company got some problems and  asked the affected youth to be calm, since arrangements are underway to facilitate their travel to Afghanistan.