Total alerts public of fake jobs adverts in relation to Tanzania-Uganda oil pipeline project

Total East Africa Midstream has warned the general public to be cautious while accepting jobs advertised in relation to the Tanzania-Uganda crude oil pipeline project, saying most are fakes.

Total has learnt that various companies have started assuring people that they can help them secure jobs from the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project.

Unknown individuals have allegedly posted on various social platforms calling for job applications from the public.

The company in charge has distanced itself from the claims and commended individuals to report the matters to police or company when faced with such a case.

“Our recruitment policy is clear and transparent,

“For skilled jobs, whenever a vacancy is available, it’s advertised in newspapers in Tanzania and Uganda and uploaded on the EACOP project website,

“Positions are taken through a rigorous, competitive and transparent recruitment exercise as mandated by Tanzanian and Ugandan labour laws and are selected on merit. Any form of canvassing is strictly prohibited,”” it said in a statement published in The Citizen newspaper on Thursday October 25, 2018.

The EACOP is a 1,443km crude oil export pipeline that will transport Uganda’s crude oil from Kabaale – Hoima in Uganda to the Chongoleani peninsula near Tanga port in Tanzania.

Total is the company in charge of the project on behalf of the joint venture partners and the construction estimitaed to provide 10,000 and 15,000 direct jobs and 30,000 temporary jobs at peak.


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