Development Channel, a social enterprise whose aim is to bridge the development divide between underdeveloped and developed countries, is a private sector company with its headquarters in Kampala has announced plans to employ over 5,000 youths.
According to the company, they have 350 full time staff and will be employing another 5,000 staff who will start work next week at its call center in Bukoto along Old Kira Road.
In a job advert, the company is seeking 5000 people for the post of Business Development Analysts, who will be the liaison between Development Channel Limited and its clientele. The successful candidates will be able to take responsibility for effectively solving customer issues, complaints and inquiries; keeping customer satisfaction at the core of every decision and behaviour.
When we visited Development Channel offices on Old Kira Road, we were greeted by a beehive of activity in the four-storey building with many young people working away on their computers in the call centre as others submit their applications.
According to Development Channel, the two buildings in Bukoto dubbed the “Twin Pillars” accommodate a high tech call center where 1.2bpeople will be reached across Africa.
Another 50,000 jobs are in queue, waiting to be created when Development Channel rolls out its Mobile Device manufacturing and assembling plant in Uganda. Development Channel by so doing is solving the problem of unemployment which is so wide spread not only in Uganda but Africa as a whole.