Next media services which includes three televisions NBS Television, Sanyuka and Salama television, one radio station which is Next radio and an online website known as Nile post. According to the news making rounds, today 30th November 2022, more than 60 employees have been laid off without a clear reason and their contracts have been terminated.
In these people laid off, includes producers, editors, news reporters camera men and some presenters. Some of them have been mentioned and in those include Idris Kigundu, Tyba Abubakar, Kyeyune Noah, Fatia Nassali, John Kibalizi, Aminah Nabukenya, Jordan Mubangizi, Esther Namutamba, Elijah Turyagumanawe, Richard Oweny, Michael Kigozi and so many others.
In the statement issued by Desire Derekford Mugumisa the head of Corporate Affairs at Next Media services it was a difficult decision for Next Media to lay off their workers but they had nothing to do.
“After a lengthy deliberation and consideration on this process, the management and Board of Next Media have had to make a difficult decision to have some transformers step down from their roles with effective Wednesday 30th November 2022,”
In the same statement, Next media CEO Kin Kariisa showed how sad he is because some of the workers laid off have been working for him for a long time and the loyalty and respect they showed him was so much.
“With the ever evolving global trends and media consumption habits, our business needs to continue effectively serving its consumers, partners, and stakeholders. We believe now is the best time to realign and act towards remaining relevant in our highly competitive environment,”
Kin Kariisa went ahead and thanked his workers especially those that have been fired saying he wishes them success to everywhere they are going in their future
“On behalf of everyone at Next media Park, our Board and myself would like to thank all leaving us. We are grateful for their journey with us and the foundations they have laid to make Next Media the brand it is today. We wish them great success in the future,”