Monitor Publications Limited, the publishers of Daily Monitor under the Nation Media Group (NMG) has started its restructuring process, with three Editors sacked today.
One of the three is Mr. William Lubulwa, the Trade and Finance Editor who was reportedly demoted to a lesser position but has offered to resign and leave the company.
The others include Edna Kyokunzire, a Sub-Editor on business desk, and
a senior editor whom we cannot reveal but who had stints with New Times in Rwanda, who leaves the editorial department with experience of over eight years.
Meanwhile, sources at the Namuwongo-based newsroom reveal that the sales department is most affected by the layoffs, with almost all staff there sacked. The sources further revealed that the axe is now focused on reporters in the paper and the two radio stations before moving onto senior managers.
Last week the Nation Media Group made changes in the two companies, naming Anthony Craig Glencross as the overall group Managing Director in Uganda, heading both Monitor and NTV.
AS Group MD for Uganda Glencross will oversee the entire NMG platform in the country, while NTV’s outgoing Managing Director Johnson Omollo has been named as a General Manager in charge of television.
The NMG also named three other General Managers among them Daniel Kalinaki for Daily Monitor Editorial, Moses Ssesanga, former Monitor Manager for Human Resources who was elevated to General Manager for Human Resources and Sam Barata, who was appointed General Manager Sales and Advertising.