Multinational telecom operator Tigo recently dismissed a number of its workers in an attempt to compete within the highly competitive telecommunications market.
According to Citi Business News, the dismissals commenced a few weeks ago and have affected the sales and finance departments of the company the most. While It is unclear exactly how many workers have been dismissed during the redundancy period, a letter from management of the company to staff (cited by Citi Business News) said the move was aimed at ensuring prosperity, strength and sustainability of the business.
While Tigo has a customer base of over 4 million subscribers, the dismissals kicked off this year when Tigo lost critical staff members to its competitor, Airtel.
According to Tigo, it has become necessary for it to review its operation based on a thorough evaluation of the company’s structure and strategic objectives. It added that these changes, together with other initiatives, will make Tigo more responsive to the needs of its customers.
It concludes by re-affirming its commitment to maintaining a responsible business by fulfilling its obligations to government, growing local talent, and investing in the communities in which it operate.