Rumour doing rounds is that there is tension at Uganda telecom (UTL) between employees and their Pakistan bosses including the Managing Director (MD) Ali Amir, Director Marketing (formerly Finance Director) Arif Ameer and the Director Finance Altaf Shahid Anjum.
Insiders claim that the trio is at the helm of what has been described as criminal activities eating up the now limping telecom operator.
According to sources, the Pakistan bosses are being accused of causing financial loss among other things to the company.
Amir, who has been at the company for close to four years is said to have turned the company into a family business.
It is said that the MD has made it a habit to employee his relatives in top management positions like Ameer, the Marketing Director who is his cousin and Shahid who is his nephew.
It has also emerged that on top of mistreating native employees, the bosses are responsible for deducting NSSF contributions from employees
but the funds, now in billions have not been remitted to NSSF for a period that spans to more than three years.
According to sources, the trio is also suspected of channeling the funds for personal use abroad.
“The bosses have not paid pension funds belonging to the defunct Uganda Posts and Telecommunications Corporation” reveals an insider who preferred anonymity.
The MD is also accused of hiring unqualified relatives who earn millions of shillings every month at the expense of qualified Ugandans.
“Those who complain are reminded that UTL is a private company and that they can do whatever they want on top of threatening to fire them” intimates the source.