Trainees attached to Uganda National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) have petitioned parliament over what they claim as unfair allocation of jobs at the corporation.
The graduate management trainees recruited by NWSC petitioned Parliament’s Equal opportunities committee accusing the corporation of among other things denying them jobs, paying them too little and failure to recruit them as employees yet they felt they should be prioritized when being given jobs.
The trainees are attached for six months, each earning Shs260,000 plus medical cover per month.
However, the NWSC managing director Dr Silver Mugisha told the trainees that rather than lamenting about getting employed, they should utilize their stay at the corporation, to create solutions which would compel NWSC to hire them rather than propagate harmful propaganda which will dent the image of the corporation.
He accused some of them of being lazy spending most of their time at the corporation playing computer games and using the corporation’s internet to watch movies instead of working hard.
According to him, promotion from trainee to formal employee is on merit.