By Benjamin Epeduno, Emmanuel Olinga and Francis Ocen
A security company in Kampala has been accused of illegally recruiting and exploiting Katakwi youths.
The Deputy RDC for Katakwi, Denis Okori told the media last week that, Horeb company limited located at Wankulukulu road in Kampala has been silently recruiting security guards in the District without the notice of the District security organ and later exploits them.
In a letter dated, 24th of August 2021, the Deputy RDC wrote to the Manager Horeb company requesting for the release of the confiscated National identification cards of Katakwi citizens for not accessing proper payment, adequate feeding and poor general living conditions.
On the 31st of August, Okori revealed that the RDC’s office was not informed of the recruitment exercise. However, they have recovered seven identifications out of the 20 poorly handled youth from Horeb Company limited in Kampala.
Of the twenty people whose national identifications were recovered are; Lawrence Bwala, Martin Aruo, Noah Omacar, Vincent Opolot, John Ecwadu, Ekellot, and David Ogwang.
The LC1 of Amekede village, Michael Ojakol-Olido said the company last year came and recruited 37 youth but he surprisingly got calls of youth not being paid.
Olido condemned the act appealing to the local authorities not to issue introduction letters for citizens to join security companies anyhow.
Lawrence Ibwala, a resident of Amekede village in Angodingod sub county – Toroma County, one of the security guards applauded the office of the RDC for being concerned about their citizens.
However, Ezra Bukundika, the Horeb Company limited Manager, refuted the claims while on interrogation with the security arguing instead that the employees ran away with security uniforms even when payment of two months was effected.