The company said in a letter to staff that the decision was in line with the government guidelines to control the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It, however, comes at a time when the government is easing restrictions that started in March.
SBC, the company contracted by the government to construct Hoima International Airport has
laid off, 160 workers.
The company said in a letter to staff that the decision was in line with the
government guidelines to control the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It, however, comes at a time when the government is easing restrictions that started in March.
that was signed by the SBC Senior Project Manager Mihail Gorachivoc instructed all workers to return all company belongings including identity cards to the human resource office. He adds that the affected workers would get their salary and terminal benefits up to
the end of May in accordance with their employment contracts.
letter was also copied to the Hoima district Labour officer Anthony Ayesiga and
the Company’s Human Resource Officer.
In April 2020, SBC halted the construction
work and sent home over 900 workers saying it didn’t have accommodation
facilities at the construction site in Kabale village in Kabale sub-county.
addressing the nation on the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the
coronavirus, President Yoweri Museveni advised those undertaking construction
works to sleep on the site to restrict their movement.
the SBC Spokesperson confirmed to URN the termination of contracts of the
employees saying they can not call in more workers since they have to observe
the standard operating procedures of social distancing as a means of combating
the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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One of the affected
employees who spoke to URN on Condition of anonymity says termination of their
working contracts have come at a time when they are financially frustrated.
is one of the key support infrastructures for the next course of the fast-paced
activities leading to commercial oil production. The airport construction works
which are in the second phase commenced in April 2018.
The USD 309
million Airport financed by Standard Chartered Bank will have a capacity of
accommodating four cargo planes at ago, a fire station, an apron, a control tower
and accommodation facilities for the workers. The airport
will handle both cargo and passenger flights because it has a multipurpose
The construction of runways, earthworks, capping of layer,
pavements, apron and filling areas for cargo is ongoing.