Since former Style Project show host Sheilah Gashumba undressed NTV Uganda for paying its workers especially entertainment presenters shs 50,000 per day, it has triggered workers from other media companies and law firms to profess how they were exploited and paid peanuts as monthly salary.
Sheila Gashumba revealed that she used to be paid 400,000 per month for her style project show something that couldn’t meet her standards. She also added that they never used to give her any sort of facilitation like transport, airtime, lunch and make up like how a fully fledged media company would do to their employees.
Gashumba who claims to be spending 80,000 on her make up everyday, 300,000 on hair stood out to express his embarrassment on how employers in the media world are taking advantage of their employees and paying them literally nothing while top managers are pocketing millions on a daily basis.
Another famous media personality and writer who said should be kept anonymous revealed to The Ugandan Wire how he used to be paid less than shs 10,000= per story while working at The Observer.
Rosebell Kagumire a retired and former media personality at NTV also revealed how fellow workers in the newsroom used to borrow each other transport money on daily.
“None of us was paid enough to last us through a month. Some of my colleagues had to take out car loans they would take like 4 years to pay because you are a TV journalist how can you be on Boda?”, Rosebell revealed on her social media.
Sarah Mubest a former TV West presenter also revealed how things were tough at the station all amounting to little salary pay, something that made her quit.
Besides media companies, lawyers have also come out to exhibit their disappointment upon which their employers subject them to tough working conditions, no using company wifi, no transport allowances and after winning a court case of more than Shs 250M, employees are paid 30,000 just for experience and vibe.