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Telecom firm, ZTE Uganda Limited has been embroiled in a legal battle with seven of its former employees who are claiming compensation citing illegal termination from work.

The sacked group comprised of workers who were attached to ZTE Uganda Limited by MTN Uganda Limited to work in different capacities as specialised persons.

The claimants include; Hermenegild Sseyiga, Geoffrey Sserwanga, Emmanuel Okurut Omoding, Patrick Okoth, Damalie Nalumu, Ambrose Ayebare and Samuel Mulumba.

Through their lawyers, the claimants are suing the telecom firm for wrongful and or unlawful dismissal, breach of contract and breach of trust and confidence, injury to reputation and or defamation, financial loss, aggravated and exemplary damages as well as special damages.

Court documents show that the group were poached by the company to join their newly established business in Uganda despite its undeveloped brand name from its very elementary stages with promises of offering them a long enjoyable, stable and rewarding career.

“…having believed the respondent’s representatives and promises, we opted to end employment with MTN Uganda limited and under an agreement joined the newly established respondent company on a permanent contract,” reads the complaint.

According to the complaint,  on or about June 8, 2017, ZTE Uganda Limited’s human resource manager relieved them of their duties.

It is alleged that the termination was procured by dishonest, misrepresentation, fraud and illegality and that under undue duress with complete bad faith on the part of the company and his employees in breach of employment agreement.

However, ZTE Uganda Limited denies any wrong doing but contend that MTN Uganda outsourced certain functions to it and consequently all MTN employees in charge of those functions were automatically taken over by the company.

The company contends that the employment contracts interparties had a termination clause and that in course of restructuring exercise, the complainants’ position was rendered redundant.

The matter currently pending judgement before the Industrial Court is an appeal challenging a decision of the labour officer that awarded about Shs300 million to the sacked employees.

The labour officer ruled that the group was wrongfully terminated by ZTE which warranted the company to compensate them.

According to court documents, ZTE Uganda Limited merged several positions during the restructuring process and it invoked the termination clause embedded in the contract which required the company to give a one month’s notice or pay a salary in lieu of notice.

It is alleged that the complainants were paid all their terminal benefits as provided for by the law and the contract interparties and that they is not owed any money.



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Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!



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Well, it’s not a rumor anymore that renowned City Mcee at the same time NBS TV presenter, Edwin Katamba aka MC Kats, and Spark TV’s Caroline Marcah are an item.

This follows MC Kat’s sparkling Women’s day message to Caroline Marcah that has left the public mesmerized.

In the early hours of Monday, March 8, 2021, the ‘After5’ program presenter took it to his social media and captioned Caroline’s photo with a heartwarming message for the day.

A man is Happy As long as His woman Is Happy women’s day,” MC Kats stated.

It should be understood that MC Kats and Caroline Marcah have recent dominated the news with dating rumors.

However, it was has been knotty to confirm the rumors, not until today when the self-proclaimed ‘King of the Mic’ indirectly spilled-the-bean.

It is close to two years ever since MC Kats was parted-ways with his baby mama, Fille Mutoni.

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