Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Board of Directors has fired 890 employees in what they called comprehensive restructuring of the Authority.
“UNRA has continued to execute its statutory mandate with a lot of inefficiencies there by undermining the essential principles of its establishment under section 3 of the UNRA Act i.e. to operate an economic, cost effective and businesslike manner . The board of directors in a bid to enable the organization better execute its statutory mandate, as per the above mentioned statutory principles, has resolved to embark on comprehensive restructuring of the authority.
Pursuant to section 14 (e), (g) and (h) of the act ,the board of directors has therefore resolved to do the following with immediate effect.
- Disband the entire establishment
- Give notice of collective termination of all incumbent staff employed within the staff establishment excluding the Executive director.
- Commission of a new staff establishment, salary structure, and human resource policies framework as approved by the board.
- Embark on a recruitment drive to fill the positions in the new structure giving priority to interested qualifying and suitable outgoing staff
- Making arrangements for introducing a business like organizational structure.
- The effective date on termination of various staff shall be communicated in the due course.,” reads the statement issued and signed by Angela Kyiryabwire Kanyima, the Chairperson UNRA board of directors.
The statement further reads that UNRA Executive Director, Alen Kagina will discuss with staff and issue guidelines on the handover processes, the recruitment plan, and all other requirements leading to a successful transition.
Kyiryabwire also assured the fired staff that the entire exercise shall be carried out in accordance with the respective laws including the Employment act and the UNRA act.