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MTN South Sudan to trim down its national staff

Author : | Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The telecommunication company, MTN South Sudan says it is reducing the number of its national staffs by 55 percent due to the economic crisis.

The head of Corporate Services, Khumbulani Dhlomo, says they have already reduced the number of international staff by 75 percent.
Mr Dhlomo told Eye Radio that the company has at least 170 employees across the country.
The international staffs affected by the downsizing have already been notified that their contracts are ending this week while the South Sudanese have until next week to receive their notifications.
Mr Dhlomo told Eye Radio that the company took the decision due to high cost of doing business.
He said; “The cost of business has gone up by 8,900%, and the reduction of the staff is going to be up to around 55%. But the figure is will be only be concretize once we have done the exercise.”
“We are looking for a couple of internal approval I am hoping by the end of this week or next week they should be in place.”
Mr Dhlomo said the company has also canceled its plans to build 40 communication towers across the country.
He said services to the customers will not be affected by the downsizing.

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