The Territorial Police in Greater Masaka is hunting for Moses Tarema, the Director of Aim Global Alliance for alleged human trafficking.
Seven of Taremwa’s employees were arrested and charged with the case of trafficking in persons. According to police, the seven suspects were coordinators of Aim Global Alliance.
Aim Global Alliance is being accused of actively participating in the trafficking of persons using a fraudulent employment scheme.
Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said that on their arrest, the company had recruited 308 young adults, including 17 juveniles who were undergoing training in preparations for their new jobs at a hotel in Masaka City.
“What is painful is that they usually demand money upfront from the unsuspecting Ugandans under the guise of getting them very lucrative jobs,” Enanga revealed.
“All the 308 victims had been charged Shs900, 000 each upfront. This money was being deposited on their account at Equity Bank after,” he added.
“They would task them under pyramid schemes to recruit two more people; the sequence would continue like-that. They benefit from commissions,” he added.
Enanga said most of the 308 recruits were from the eastern, central and northern region.
He said they have now put up a serious manhunt for the company’s director Moses Tarema Moses, who is still at large.
Among those arrested are Lubwama Enock, 21, Buzibu Micheal, 22, Manirahari Domesian, 28, Ssekigude Collins, 19, Mulwinda Reagan, 28, Namayanja Aisha, 19 and Kasibante Tadeo.
Enanga applauded the Minister of State for Gender Peace Mutuuzo who took time to sensitize the victims about the dangers of traffickers who fleece people under the guise of securing jobs for them.
The minister managed to mobilize transport refunds for all 308 victims to help them get back to their respective places of origin.
Enanga said the online job industry enables and allows traffickers to continue victimizing unsuspecting members of the public who are looking for jobs.
According to the website https://www.allianceinmotion.com/about, the organization Alliance in Motion Global, also known as AIM Global, is a leading Direct Selling Company with over 5 million distributors across the globe.
However, on several occasions, police has been registering cases where the staff of Aim Global Alliance were participating in acts of human trafficking.
In July this year, the Ministry of Internal Affairs red-flagged Alliance in Motion Global, a multi-level Networking and Marketing Company operating in Uganda, over allegations of fraud and trafficking of girls in the guise of getting them jobs.