KAMPALA —Sacked NBS Television news producer Mr. Moses Alsayed Lubega’s lawyers have put Next Media Services on legal notice over unlawful dismissal of their client.
Mr. Lubega wants Next Media Services to immediately pay him terminal benefits amounting to UGX 30m and retract the purported publications issued on various platforms the group controls about his sacking or they face legal action.
Mr. Lubega who until now insists that he was not given a fair hearing, in a November 20 letter through his lawyers, Kaggwa & Kaggwa Advocates claims that the purported hearing was contrary to Section 66 of Employment Act.
“Accordingly, we have instructions to demand his terminal benefits amounting to UGX 30 million. The purpose of this letter is to request you to pay our clients dues and also give him a Certificate of service as required by the law,” his clients of Kaggwa & Kaggwa Advocates said a letter of which is in our possession.
“Take notice therefore, should you fail to pay the above mentioned sums plus 10% as our legal fees, within seven days of (seven) from the date of receipt of letter. Our instructions are to sue you,” the letter adds.
The management of Next Media Services took a disciplinary action against Mr. Lubega for false reporting about the recently-concluded Measles-Rubella & Polio vaccination campaign.
Mr. Lubega, who authorized the story, was fired while Stephen Olweny, the reporter, was suspended over the story that generated heated public debate.
A NBS pulled down the tweets and NBS TV insisted that their reporting is professional and will not be compromised by careless individuals.