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Fate of former Uchumi employees hangs in balance over arrears

By John Semakula

Added 23rd April 2016 09:25 AM

Uchumi supermarket owned by Kenyans closed business in Uganda late last year, sending its staff home without first clearing their salaries.

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Uchumi supermarket owned by Kenyans closed business in Uganda late last year, sending its staff home without first clearing their salaries.

Ministers of Trade from Kenya and Uganda are today expected to give details of their discussions on resolving the fate of over 200 former uchumi employees.

Uchumi supermarket owned by Kenyans closed business in Uganda late last year, sending its staff home without first clearing their salaries.

The incident sparked off protests among employees in Uganda who were demanding for payment before leaving their work stations.

New Vision has learnt that the discussions between Uganda and Kenyan on how to pay the uchumi formers employees are far from being resolved.

The revelation was made by top trade officials from the two countries who are meeting at the Common Wealth Speke Resort in Munyonyo for the 13th Summit of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects.

The officials revealed that it's only the discussions on how to pay businessmen who were supplying commodities to uchumi that are close to being concluded.

This means that the former employees of UCUMI who have been expecting payment anytime will have to wait for more months to know their fate.

 

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