50 left jobless after UCC and Broadcasting Council merger

Godfrey-Mutabazi

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[/blockquote]Over 50 people have been retired or left jobless after the completion of the merger between Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and the Broadcasting Council (BC). According to the Daily Monitor, those affected include top directors and others of lower ranks. This restructuring has led to the creation of seven new departments, each to be headed by a director. The departments are legal affairs, human resources and administration, finance, rural communication development affairs, industry and content affairs, internal audit, engineering, infrastructure and communication services and corporate affairs.

Mr Godfrey Mutabazi under the new structure will head the commission. Mr Fred Otunnu, who has been acting as director BC, is yet to take up the new role of director corporate affairs for the Commission. Mr Fred Otunnu who confirmed the restructuring, said about only 20 people have been laid off he told the Daily Monitor that “Yes there was job evaluation and restructuring at UCC, a process which started 3 or 4 months ago. This was due to the fact that UCC was merged with BC,”

The process was assigned to Deloitte Kenya  a management consultancy firm, to undertake this duty about three months ago. They recommended the new structure that has seen some people lose their jobs as a result of the reorganization, however the restructuring also created new vacancies and UCC will be announcing for people to apply for these vacancies will be placed in the media and on their website.

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