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12 Workers of Hoima Sugar Factory in Trouble For Striking

Kisembo told URN this morning that they managed to arrest twelve workers believed to be the ringleaders of the strike. He says the striking workers wanted to set ablaze the sugar factory, a thing they couldnt tolerate.
Hoima RDC Samuel Kisembo Addressing the press over the strike

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Twelve employees of Hoima Sugar factory are in trouble for allegedly staging a violent strike and injuring three people critically. The affected employees are locked up at Hoima Central Police Station.

The workers, mainly cane loaders rampaged on Wednesday evening demanding for a pay rise from Shillings 2700 to Shillings 3500 a ton of sugarcane. They blocked the road and stopped other workers from doing any work at the factory.

They injured critically three Company drivers who are currently admitted at Kikuube Health Center IV. A team of police officers led by Deo Obura, the Albertine Region Police Commander and RDC, Samuel Kisembo rushed to the sugar factory to quell the strike.

Kisembo told URN this morning that they managed to arrest twelve workers believed to be the ringleaders of the strike. He says the striking workers wanted to set ablaze the sugar factory, a thing they couldn't tolerate.

Kisembo faulted the workers for resorting to violence to express their grievances, saying they should have followed peaceful means. 

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He says the suspects will appear in court for threatening violence, assault and attempted murder once police investigations are complete. 

According to Kisembo, they have deployed a team of Police and UPDF officers to prevent fresh chaos at the sugar Factory.

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