A section of current workers of the Bukoto based radio station Digida FM who have gone three month without salary have threatened to sue the owner who also happens to be the ministry of health’ under secretary Segawa Ronald Gyagenda.
The affected staff say whenever they put forward their complains to the station manager Katende Birigwa, he keeps deceiving them that the radio owner is out of the country yet he is always at the ministry of health doing his work and enjoying with his family while those who make for them money are suffering.
“We are fade up and it’s time to fight for our rights ,we have gone three good months without salaries and we can’t feed our families any more ,our families think we are working but in actual sense we are not getting any single coin,we have decided to drag him in the courts of law may then he will get our money ,we are paid less ,the highest earner at the station gets only 450000 shillings but he has failed to pay it .” A reliable source said
A number of workers were also laid off and replaced by the former workers who were laid off last year .
Among those who were fired early this year after complaining of non payment they include, Sebwaato ,Muzei kalibobo and Grace Nankya who were doing a morning show called Zukuka and replaced by a former worker who is a DJ with club Ambiance Odoki Robert alias DJ Robbie , sure man segawa omusamavu was fired and replaced by the famous and veteran dj Mark Rebel in the evening show called Fasi Fasi and Selector Adams also was fired without any explanation .
One of the sports analyst and a presenter was also replaced by a one Paddy Serumaga who the station thought would bring impact at the station and also brought back Kavuma Ronnie alias DJ Ronnie in the mid morning show .
Now the current staffs are worried since their work is at stake since it has become a norm for the owner to fire and hire workers.
“The first time this happened was last year where almost all the presenters where fired among them was the former news anchor Mboowa Nathan currently with Ubc’s Star fm ,DJ Robbie ,DJ Mark Rebel ,dj Ronnie ,the late DJ Shabba, DJ Dinnoh ,dj Roberto ,Martian Nassimba ,selector Ivan ,Yudaya Namande ,Kakiinda Adrian , Nangeendo Agness ,Kyeyune Nasser , Paddy Serumaga ,Janny Kandy Kiwagi who was the news , editor ,Dicanio the Brazian who is now at Galaxy fm among others and we are now scared this man may not pay us our money because he pretends alot .” The source explained
When we contacted the managers of Digida FM, they told us that the station is in a financial crisis but all the workers will get their money.
We also re-branded a reason why they laid off workers since they were not money making.
Speaking to the newly hired presenters ,they revealed that they are always called for crisis meetings hence they live in fear.