Company MD uses own salary to buy employees basic items

By Christine Musa On Sat, 9 May, 2020 11:26 | < 1 min read
Oloolaiser Water and Sewerage Company has 110 employees, with 22 badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. [PHOTO | FILE]
Oloolaiser Water and Sewerage Company has 110 employees, with 22 badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. [PHOTO | FILE]

The Managing Director of Oloolaiser Water and Sewerage Company, Dickson Ntikoisa, and the firm’s board chairperson, Architect Patrick Mugo, have joined hands to contribute to a kitty, in which 22 subordinate staff members of the company will benefit from during the present coronavirus crisis.

Ntikoisa and Mugo say the money raised — from their savings and salaries — will go towards purchasing foodstuff and toiletries for the staff members comprising cleaners and casual labourers.

Oloolaiser Water and Sewerage Company has 110 employees, but the two managers settled on the 22 workers because “they have been hardest-hit ever since the company scaled down its operations following the outbreak of COVID-19”.

“The 22 subordinate staff members are paid on a commission basis for the work done. Currently, there is little activity at the company, and, therefore, the services of most of them have been shelved. However, we understand that they still need to eat and survive during these hard times, and that is why Mugo and I came up with the initiative,” said Ntikoisa.

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