By Our Reporters
Anthony Katamba the former General Manager (Legal Services) has rejected Shs600m his former employer MTN Uganda was offering him as sendoff package. Katamba was earlier this year famously fired by former MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte, a few days before he himself was deported out of the country. He reportedly tried putting up a fight but relented on learning that Group Headquarters in South Africa had been consulted and their no objection obtained. He had previously resisted relegation that Wim had decreed to pave way for Enid Edroma who had been head hunted from NIRA Uganda. In the end, Katamba reluctantly quit but this was after assuring whoever cared to listen that this is something Wim would pay for and this indeed came to pass. On leaving the job, Katamba (who had worked for Uganda’s biggest telecom player for more than 20 years) resorted to suing the company protesting wrongful dismissal. Inside sources tell Mulengera news that an offer of Shs600m was made to dissuade Katamba from the litigation path but this came too late because the flamboyant corporate for Gayaza had already filed his claim with the Nakawa-based Industrial Court. That way shrewd Katamba expects to get much more over and above his terminal benefits as a long-serving MTN employee. In a related development, his mother passed on and was buried today Monday in Gayaza (Kyaddondo) where he hails from along with other close relatives like Jennifer Musisi. The old woman (whose requiem service was in Namirembe on Sunday) had been living on her Nakasongora farm where she was staying alone as her very successful children concentrated on making money in Kampala. (For comments, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org).