30 Excellent Ugandan employees working in Chinese enterprises were last week commended for their exceptional performance by the China Enterprise Chamber of Commerce in Uganda.
The award ceremony that took place at China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) Headquarters at Sekiwunga Hill, Kitende, was the first of its kind and organized by the China Enterprises Chamber Of Commerce in conjunction with Chinese enterprises of Uganda. These awards seek to recognize the most hardworking, disciplined and diligent Ugandan employee.
Mr. Lu Jing, President of CCCC, the Chairman of the China Enterprises Chamber of commerce noted that the chamber has up to the present created 40,000 jobs with its 83 Chinese Company members in the chamber and sought to recognize the most outstanding Ugandans among others.
“On this occasion of the celebration of International Labor Day, the chamber is prepared to honor 30 excellent Ugandan employees to recognize their outstanding performances and sincere dedication to the Chinese business community. These employees are also honored for setting good examples, learning from role models and striving for better performance among their valued colleagues”, he said.
On the same Occasion, Hon. Kamanda Bataringaya, the State Minister for Labor, industrial relations and employment appealed for more investors to open up more companies in other parts of the country to create more jobs for more Ugandans.
“I appeal to the Chairman Mr. Lu that more companies should come to Uganda and not only open business in Kampala but to other districts because there are also fertile grounds for development and creating of more employment opportunities”, he said.
The Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zhao Yali commended the government and people of Uganda for providing a peaceful environment for Chinese companies. He further sighted that because of the peaceful environment for business, there has been a socio-economic transformation brought by Chinese companies through tax, employment and training.
“Every year, companies like Huawei and China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) pay approximately US $2 and US $4 million dollars respectively in tax. It’s a big contribution to the country. I thank Tian Tang Group who employ not below 1700 employees, that is commendable. All the 83 Chinese companies in the chamber have up to date employed 21,000 Ugandan employees. The total number of Ugandan employees work for Chinese companies in Uganda is more 44,000 according to a figure from Uganda Investment Authority. The Government of the People’s Republic of China every year puts 40 scholarships to the government of Uganda in bachelor degree, master degree and doctorate degree and 300 opportunities of short courses for government workers”, said Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zhao Yali.