Premier Recruitment extends shs 9m support to family of security guard who died in Qatar

Deceased: Phillip Kule (RIP) passed on while on duty as security guard in Doha, Qatar( PHOTO | COURTESY)

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Premier Recruitment Limited has extended support of shs 8.7 million shillings (9000 QR) towards the family of the late Kule Phillip a Ugandan security guard who died in Qatar at the beginning of this month.

On top of this, the company has offered to clear the flight and burial expenses for the deceased as compensation to the bereaved family.

Kule was deployed to Qatar on June 9th this year by Premier Recruitment to work as a security guard but after barely a month of work, he collapsed while on duty and was immediately rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead early this month on Thursday, August 5.

The late who worked as a Security Guard for a basic pay in a company in Uganda is said to have approached Premier Recruitment Ltd on 31st March 2021 for a better opportunity to fulfill his financial responsibilities.

Kule succumbed to acute heart failure as confirmed by Dr. Muhammed HAL-Thani from Public Health Department in his autopsy report.

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Premier Recruitment says during the process of recruitment, Mr. Kule Philip was found to be a driven, ambitious person who wanted to make his future bright and his family proud.

“He attended the interview on 6th April 2021 and was recruited as a cleaner by compass catering Services,” reads part of the statement released by Premier Recruitment on his death.

The company further added that Kule was extremely elated to be offered 1 million Ugx as the basic salary plus overtime allowance, other added benefits are free meals, free accommodation, free medical care, and a free Air ticket to return home after the completion of a 2-year contract.

“He was very grateful to Premier Recruitment for guiding him through the recruitment process and for providing lucrative jobs to Ugandans, he also advised his friends to approach premier Recruitment for better prospects.”

On behalf of Premier Recruitment, Ms. Neelam Badoni, the General Manager said it was Kule’s dream to meet the financial needs of his family and he being part of a Premier Recruitment family, the company has offered to support the family in the trying times.

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“We take it as our responsibility to fulfill his dream. Therefore, Premier Recruitment Ltd extends its moral support to the family of the deceased and financial aid by transferring an amount of QR3000 (Shs 2.9m) to the next of kin Mr. Muhindo Dovico for transportation, clearance, burial process, cultural rituals, and compensation of QR6000 (Shs 5.8m) to support the family during this hardship,” Badoni said.

She further urged government to set up monitoring units following reports that a number of people they sent to Saudi Arabia and Qatar were facing several challenges, ranging from welfare.

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