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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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Sheebah records sex assault statement at Police CID

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Songstress Sheebah Karungi yesterday, Tuesday May 17, 2022 recorded a statement at the Uganda Police’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) on her reported sexual assault saga.

The “Nwakata Burungi” singer who has been mute ever since she broke the news on her sexual harassment by one of her clients she claimed to be a ‘role-model’ in Uganda, showed up before Tom Magambo, the Director of Uganda Police’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID).

According to close sources, Sheebah filed a case of ‘Indecent assault’ against the yet undisclosed person.

The self-proclaimed ‘Swag Mama’ made it clear that the person in question wasn’t journalist Andrew Mwenda.

Sheebah confirmed that instead saboteurs had been falsely passing wrong information to the public pointing to Andrew Mwenda and other government officials.

Sheebah’s thought to seek Police sparked last week by Andrew Mwenda who was being trolled on social media.

The Commander for Land Forces in the UPDF, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who is also Andrew Mwenda’s close friend assured maximum security to Sheebah in case she feared for her life as she advances seeking justice in this matter.

Sheebah’s bold move has highly been commended gender activists several women both in Uganda and around the world.

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Not rape but bad touches – Sheebah on her sexual violation incident

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Songstress Sheebah Karungi has refuted social media reports that she was raped.

Last week, Sheebah stormed her social media and revealed how she was sexually molested by yet undisclosed fabled person who had booked her to perform at his private party at his home.

Sheebah’s reports stirred countless of comments from all statuses of people as some introduced the ‘rape’ word into the saga.

However, during her press conference on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 the multi-award-winning female singer declined to have been raped.

Sheebah instead claimed to have been inappropriately touched by the man whose name she still refused to disclose.

However, the “Nkwata Bulungi” singer says that she revealed the right name to the Police CID.

I was not raped, but those inappropriate touches are the ones that lead to rape. Also, the names of people you have all been circulating on social media are not the ones, I reported the right person to CID,” Sheebah Karungi said.

Sheebah also confirmed to have recorded a statement at the Uganda Police Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) with help of its director Tom Magambo.

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Not rape but bad touches – Sheebah on her sexual violation incident

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Songstress Sheebah Karungi has refuted social media reports that she was raped.

Last week, Sheebah stormed her social media and revealed how she was sexually molested by yet undisclosed fabled person who had booked her to perform at his private party at his home.

Sheebah’s reports stirred countless of comments from all statuses of people as some introduced the ‘rape’ word into the saga.

However, during her press conference on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 the multi-award-winning female singer declined to have been raped.

Sheebah instead claimed to have been inappropriately touched by the man whose name she still refused to disclose.

However, the “Nkwata Bulungi” singer says that she revealed the right name to the Police CID.

I was not raped, but those inappropriate touches are the ones that lead to rape. Also, the names of people you have all been circulating on social media are not the ones, I reported the right person to CID,” Sheebah Karungi said.

Sheebah also confirmed to have recorded a statement at the Uganda Police Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) with help of its director Tom Magambo.

We will keep you posted



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