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Monitor Publications Limited Managing Dirctor Tonny Glencross. Courtesy Photo.

Monitor Sacks Three Top Editors as Bosses Implement Restructure

The process has seen three editors lose their jobs in a message communicated to them directly by the company human resource.
posted onJanuary 22, 2018
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By Kampala Post Reporter

Monitor Publications Limited, the parent company of Daily Monitor has started the implementation of the restructuring process that was announced last week by the Managing Dirctor Tonny Glencross.

The process has seen three editors lose their jobs in a message communicated to them directly by the company human resource department.

The three editors include Caesar Abangira who is known to be versatile with a wide range of knowledge about news, business and sports. Observers from the Namuwongo based newspaper say he could have lost his job for ‘not being in good books’ with top managers. Abangira, has worked on the news desk and at the time of his sacking was the Deputy Sports Editor. Caesar has also worked with the New Times in Rwanda

William Lubulwa, the Business Editor was reportedly offered another position which he declined to take thereby quitting the company. This means he won’t be given a token for being laid off.

Edna Kyokunzire, a Sub-Editor on business desk who had just returned from her honeymoon following her wedding in December was also shown the exit door. She previously worked for the Red Pepper.

A reporter, David Mafabi who was Daily Monitor's Buraeu Chief in Mbale was also asked to leave the company. Mafabi was still trying to put up with the pressure at the head office, just month after being asked to leave his Mbale based responsibility.

Top management announced on Thursday that the media houses are set to consolidate departments and operations with the top bosses confirming that some employees will be fired as the company struggles to sail in the murky waters of digital media.

The Kampala Post understands that the entire sales department has been dissolved, with the Nation Media Group naming three other General Managers including Daniel Kalinaki for Daily Monitor Editorial, Moses Ssesanga, former Monitor Manager for Human Resources who was elevated to General Manager for Human Resources and Sam Barata, who was appointed General Manager Sales and Advertising.

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