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KPLC U-TURN ON JOB LOSS

Post by : Robert Kamau

The Kenya power & lighting company had decided to reduce its workforce significantly in a business review that predicted that it would be the best way to save on  cost and expenses. however this stand of job cuts has been scrapped off.

Through a statement issued to the loss making Kenya power  staff by the Managing Director Bernard Ngugi, the management has rescinded an earlier decision to cut jobs at the power company.

Kenya power had advertised through tender documents that it would require the services of a technical team that would institute the workforce reduction in phases and other services that include strategy for negotiation with power producing company, reduction of debt and other services, however the employees of the loss making monopoly can relax easy as that decision has been changed. Mr Ngugi said that they are optimising their staff to complement with the aim of enhancing productivity and responsiveness to customer issues.

The power company has been experiencing financial challenges for the last few years and the workforce plan was discussed as a way of improving it financial position.

This plan would however been a devastating blow to the unions. it would  have also added to the huge number of rising unemployment cases that are being experienced in the country.

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