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Watoto Church Cuts Staff Salaries by a Half

Watoto Pastoral Team leader Julius Rwotlonyo days that the Church has opted to downsize and adjust its activities and operations until the situation normalizes. Watoto Church employs over 1000 people across its 13 branches and homes.
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Watoto Church has cut its staff salaries by a half due to the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown that has affected activities and incomes of the Church.

Watoto Pastoral Team leader Julius Rwotlonyo says that the Church has opted to downsize and adjust its activities and operations until the situation normalizes. Watoto Church employs over 1000 people across its 13 branches and homes.

Rwatlonyo says that the  Church wishes to stand with staff and go through the situation as a family, especially now that the situation is becoming tougher.

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A Church staff who works in the childcare department told URN that the number of workdays have been reduced to commensurate with the new pay. He adds that since ththe Lockdown started, there has been little or no activity to warrant the presence of all staff members.

“We will be working only 12 days in a month, and not everyone will be working at the same time because of social distancing. But they say this is happening everywhere due to the lock down,” the source told URN.

Meanwhile, the Church has also welcomed investigations into its activities by the government. The investigation followed an alarm that came with reports that 14 members of the choir that had travelled to the United Kingdom, tested positive for COVID-19.

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Established in 1994 by Pastor Gary Skinner and wife Marilyn, Watoto is a church-based organisation that cares for orphans and widows in Uganda. Watoto has over 3000 children under its wholistic care program.It also supports over 1000 HIV positive mothers through their living hope projects.

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