Seems Shell and Bolton International isn’t anywhere near safe havens for it’s been subpoenaed to the constitutional courts again by one Kaggawa Kenneth.
Kenneth a procurement and logistics graduate from Uganda Christian University [UCU] filed a petition on 7th November basing on grounds that Shell and Bolton’s advert that ran in a local news print on 20th October contravenes with the articles 21, 24, 32, and 40 0f the Ugandan constitution and Employment Act.
The advert calling those interested to vie for the position of Administrative assistant had to have the desired qualification papers, have a minimum of four years experience although it did fall short on qualities relating to nationality and race.
“The company advert shows exclusion as to race, colour and nationality since only whites, Indians or Pilipinos are wanted.” Kenneth stressed out.
Kenneth adds that because of Shell and Bolton’s racist and discriminatory advert, it doesn’t cater for the learned indigenous graduate and therefore creates inequality on the job market.
He therefore wants the constitutional court to order the construction company run another advert by this time not necessarily based on race, nationality or social affiliation rather on competence levels.
However Shell and Bolton had previously ran a public notice explaining why they needed a foreigner. “We already do have a Ugandan administrative assistant holding that position and only intended to get a foreigner to cater for our other African clients.” Part of the notice explained.
Shell and Bolton advert was just a few of the exposed discrimantory scenarios netted but many Ugandan graduates are still denied positions, promotions in this employment sector basing on miniature factors relating to their physicality, religion, tribe rather not by their abilities.
Its only technical know who that gets you a job now days. What’s the way forward? Comment below.