Restructuring not to affect Rwandatel expansion plan

KIGALI - Rwandatel’s transformation process that involved the retrenchment of 120 employees last week will not affect the company’s expansion plan. This was announced Monday by the company’s Public Relations Officer, Cleophas Kabasiita in a phone interview.

KIGALI - Rwandatel’s transformation process that involved the retrenchment of 120 employees last week will not affect the company’s expansion plan. This was announced Monday by the company’s Public Relations Officer, Cleophas Kabasiita in a phone interview.

“Our business transformation was planned for this year so we were aware that at this time, we would be having fewer employees. The company’s operations are however not affected because everything is going as planned and by April we will have recruited 144 more employees to fill the vacant positions,” Kabasiita said.

Despite the fact that the company has 307 employees at the moment, Kabasiita adds that plans like institution of post-paid services are still going on well however advertisements for the vacant posts will be out tomorrow.

Rwandatel fired the 120 employees as a result of failure to meet the assessment by an average mark of 40 percent.

Kabasiita earlier explained that various procedures such as oral interviews, written tests and skills audit among others were part of the evaluation process.  

Lap Green, a Libyan government consortium that took over 80 percent of Rwandatel promised to invest US$317m (Rwf 173.4b) over a period of 15 years.

Since the acquisition, the telecommunication company’s customer base has grown from 20,000 to 250,000 thus the need to carry out thorough assessment of the human resource base in a bid to offer high quality telecommunication services.

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