The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) was once the country’s only television station and brought alot of pride to the nation as the national broadcaster.
With the advent of technology and a liberalised economy where private players could play, UBC’s fortune as monopoly began to dwindle.
Fully funded by government, UBC has been a top employment choice for many citizens some of whom have refused to retire even at the attainment of the mandatory retirement age required of government workers.
This is the quagmire UBC has faced over the years, and is partly the reason the national broadcaster is embroiled in endless staff issues that have seen media have a field day.
The latest from the public broadcaster is that a list with names of top managers that are to be axed for refusing to retire has been leaked.
A total of 22 officials will tomorrow be sent home as their services at Nile Avenue expired on October 31.
TrumpetNews understands that they will walk home with a cheque as gratuity with the highest being shs 25 million.
According to UBC guidelines, a worker retires at the age of 55 years but shockingly all these officers have beyong this age cap.
A staff who asked not to be mentioned said that many were compelled to ‘hang boots’ to pave way for, energetic, innovative and multitasking fresh blood to occupy their positions.
We are told a restructuring process is on going where the new policy is to give workers short contracts.
Some of those forced into retirement include;
Alhaji Abdul Nsereko- Director of political programs
John Arinaitwe- Station manager UBC West
Angello2 Nkeza- Head Engineering
Engineer Misango- Acting manager Signet
Dick Mulima- Star FM
Rhoda Kivonco- UBC West
Hajjat Rehema Ndagire- UBC manager Butebo
Florence Bonabana- Manager radios