Tycoon Garuga’s Employees on Strike

James Musinguzi Garuga (C)

More than 200 casual workers at Kigezi Highland Tea in Kabale district yesterday laid down their tools to protest nonpayment of their salaries for the last seven months.

Those protesting are working at the firm’s nursery beds in Southern Division, viagra order Kamuganguzi, site Buhara, Maziba and Rubaya sub counties in Kabale district.

Yesterday morning, the workers led a procession from their work place to Muyebe trading centre where they held a meeting with police to discuss a way forward.

Earlier on Saturday, the workers marched to Kabale Central Police Station and wanted to pitch camp at the office of Kabale District Labor officer at Makanga Hill if their problem was not addressed. Each of the workers is demanding up to Shillings 1.2million.

Kigezi Highland Tea belongs to James Garuga Musinguzi, a prominent businessman. Emmanuel Twinomujuni, one of the affected workers accused the Kigezi Highland Tea project overseer Frank Byaruhanga of promising to pay them but in vain.

Edina Kwarija, another worker says most of their colleagues who dare complained about nonpayment were fired without pay.

Addressing workers at Muyebe trading centre, the Kabale district liaison officer Anthony Mugabwa Kasigazi said police had completed investigations on this matter and assured them that before this week ends, they will receive their money.

The Kigezi Highland Tea overseer Frank Byaruhanga couldn’t be reached as all his phone numbers were off by the time of filing this story.



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