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EXCLUSIVE: Africell Uganda in Racism Spotlight

Africell Chief Operations Officer Mohammad Gaddar at a recent press conference in Kampala (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Police have arrested a one Marvin Mutungi, physician pharm http://corpuschristimiami.com/wp-content/plugins/styles-with-shortcodes/options-panel/class.pop_import_export.php a student leader at Makerere University in connection with the murder of a one David Ojok, medications Chimp Corps exclusively report.

It is alleged that at around 10:30pm on Sunday, link Ojok appeared at Nkrumah Hall at the campus to demand for money from one of the resident students for a service he rendered recently.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, Ojok left Makerere in 2011 after completing his Computer Science Bachelor’s degree.

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Onyango said Ojok majored in computer programming.

It is understood that Ojok was providing computer-related services to students at an affordable fee.

On the ill-fated night, said Onyango, “Ojok went to Nkrumah Hall of residence to pick money from a student but when Mutungi saw him, he quickly called students saying he had seen a thief.”

“At that juncture, students immediately descended on Ojok and battered him until he lost his consciousness.”

Onyango said Police was informed late about the brutal actions of students.

“We rushed to the scene where we found Ojok in critical condition. As soon as we reached the gates of Mulago Referral Hospital, Ojok breathed his last,” he added.

Makerere University administration is yet to issue a statement over the scandal.

Onyango said Mutungi, who is the newly-elected chairman for Nkrumah Hall, “is being held on charges of murder.”

Following a post-mortem, Ojok’s body was taken to Agago for burial.
 

Police are hunting for thugs who over the weekend on Sunday 12th shot a mobile money attendant in Kyengera along the Kampala Masaka highway.

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She says they drew a gun and pointed it at her and when she shouted, http://cocomoonthesea.com/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php terrified, she was shot in the stomach. Nambi is currently receiving treatment at Mulago national referral hospital.

Patrick Onyango the police spokesperson Kampala metropolitan says that thugs left with Shs. 4 million on a motorcycle and headed towards Kampala, leaving the helpless girl in a pool of blood.

“We advise all mobile money attendants to close early, because now they have become a target for wrong doers,” he said.

Two weeks ago, one Phiona Kwikiriza was shot in Bunamwaya, 5 times in her lower abdomen, as she was leaving her Kiosk and thugs robbed the money.

She was shot on the same night the state prosecutor Joan Kagezi was gunned down in Kiwatule as she retired from work.

Meanwhile Police publicist Onyango told press that 8 suspects in the Kyengera robbery have been apprehended.
Police are hunting for thugs who over the weekend on Sunday 12th shot a mobile money attendant in Kyengera along the Kampala Masaka highway.

Thugs, information pills http://concursofotografia.orihuela.es/wp-includes/pomo/po.php who wore masks as according to Suzan Nambi the victim, cost raided her at about 11:00pm as she was balancing her books and they asked that she hands they the cash.

She says they drew a gun and pointed it at her and when she shouted, stomach terrified, she was shot in the stomach. Nambi is currently receiving treatment at Mulago national referral hospital.

Patrick Onyango the police spokesperson Kampala metropolitan says that thugs left with Shs. 4 million on a motorcycle and headed towards Kampala, leaving the helpless girl in a pool of blood.

“We advise all mobile money attendants to close early, because now they have become a target for wrong doers,” he said.

Two weeks ago, one Phiona Kwikiriza was shot in Bunamwaya, 5 times in her lower abdomen, as she was leaving her Kiosk and thugs robbed the money.

She was shot on the same night the state prosecutor Joan Kagezi was gunned down in Kiwatule as she retired from work.

Meanwhile Police publicist Onyango told press that 8 suspects in the Kyengera robbery have been apprehended.
Africell Uganda telecommunication company has arbitrarily laid off at least 53 Ugandan workers before replacing them with Lebanese nationals, decease http://cbpa.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/views/admin/tinymce-dialog.php sparking fresh concerns about the government’s ability to protect its citizens from the alleged exploitation by multi-nationals.

The latest report also pokes holes into the much hyped ‘investor’ narrative as Ugandans continue to suffer at the hands of foreign investors.

The drastic move to lay off workers was implemented on March 27.

Those who were fired said they were not given a satisfactory explanation.

The organisation’s publicist, viagra approved Patience Tindyebwa said she was not in position to make an authoritative comment, this site referring ChimpReports to Mohammad Ghaddar who heads operations.

Ghaddar was not readily available for comment on Tuesday evening.

The departments affected include billing, marketing and sales among others.

The aggrieved workers said they were immediately replaced with Lebanon nationals whom they suspect are relatives of the company bosses.

One of the affected employees traces the genesis of the problem to way back in June 2014 when Orange Uganda Ltd announced the sale of majority shares to Africell.

“When we learnt about the takeover, all workers went to court seeking an injunction, demanding for their terminal benefits which they had not received.”

“This delayed the takeover process but after three months of a court battle, Africell took over with high hopes from employees after it promised to clear them but this has not been the case,” the source revealed.

The source who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely, said after Africell took over, “the company started shipping in hundreds of Lebanese to the country and instructing Ugandan employees to train them on how the system works not knowing that we would later on be rendered idle at the place of work.”

It was on this basis that the employees threatened an industrial strike and sought for immediate intervention from the Ministry of Labor, Gender and Social Development, Uganda Communications commission, Uganda Law Society, Uganda Human Rights Commission, Parliament of Uganda and other concerned parties like State House’s Labor Desk and Ministry of Internal Affairs but to no avail.

The employees were however on Friday March 27 barred from entering the company premises, saying they should go for an administrative meeting at Kabira Country Club from where they were informed of their ban from work.

The disgruntled workers accuse the new management of “racism and discrimination towards Ugandan Black employees which is exhibited in defamatory, degrading insults both verbally and through emails sent to Ugandan senior, junior and casual employees.”

In their petition to government institutions, the employees zeroed on the Commercial Director Milad Khairallah, accusing him of “personally referring to some of us as monkeys and black African idiots which is discourteous.”

The unavailability of Africell officials to comment on the saga made it difficult for this website to verify the allegations that will shock the nation.

Observers say the latest revelations could leave the telecom with a racism scandal.

This is not the first time Africell is being suspected of being on the wrong side of the law.

Raid on Africell

In December, officials from the Gender and Internal Affairs Ministries raided the telecom’s headquarters in Kampala before arresting some of the workers.

Chief Operations Officer Ghaddar confirmed that 11 expatriates at the company had been apprehended for not having proper working documents.

“It was a routine check up by the immigration as it’s done to all companies to see if they comply with rules and regulations. However it was done at a time when some of these expatriates had just come to the country and we had just started processing their documents,” Ghaddar explained.

According to the Chief Operations Officer, after acquiring the majority shares (95.3%) in Orange, Africell Uganda brought in these expatriates from Lebanon to assist complete the transaction and had merely spent a month in the country.

The Gender Ministry had tasked the telecom giant to provide “a copy of employee statusquo after transfer of business (from Orange to Africell) and a “copy of the status of your new staff including evidence that you could not get the same locally.”

Bernard Mujuni, writing on behalf of Gender Permanent Secretary, further demanded that Africell submits “evidence that all your workers are insured as per workers compensation Act.”

The ministry said several people have lodged complaints regarding “variation of terms of service without their consent.”

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