Former television darling Justine Nameere has revealed she left NTV Uganda after suffering mistreatment from her bosses.
In a Facebook post, Nameere revealed her happiness ended with Kenyan managers, saying Ugandan TV bosses were a pain.
Nameere worked at the Serena based station during Joe Munene’s time.
Munene was replaced by a Ugandan manager, Aggie Konde.
According to her post, that was the beginning of her troubles at the station.
She wrote: “So many people are asking me for my take on Sheila Gashumba’s revelations about NTV. I will give some insights and suggest some solutions.
First of all, me I did not leave NTV because of poor pay, I left NTV because of mistreatment! My happiness at the station ended with the Kenyan management! My fellow Ugandan, my department head then, made me shed enough tears! I did a powerful fully sponsored show!
Unlike many typical presenters, I was my own producer, researcher, etc and yet I still participated in building other shows and talent scouting, etc!
Although my contract said just presenter. I didn’t mind because I love hard work and learning and besides me I was so passionate about my work, am talking about a rare passion! I gave my all but they showed me fire.
You could not believe I was the same Justine that had been nominated employee of the year by the Kenyan management that had just left! It was not any other manager or work mate but my immediate supervisor/ dept head!
I WAS OKAY WITH MY SALARY, BESIDES MY SALARY AT NTV WAS INCREASED FOUR TIMES IN TWO YEARS! On top of that I got bonuses every time I madeit to in-house wall of fame, got awards, etc! (Kenyans are charming managers)!
Yet ironically I NEVER ONCE ASKED FOR A SALARY INCREMENT OR BONUS OR AWARDS, ALL I DID WAS WORK!
My painful departure was not about money but about just one person! I can even work for very little money, while hopeful BUT I CANNOT TOLERATE MISTREATMENT! Not at a work place, not in a relationship, not in a friendship, not anywhere!
I know some cheap talkers have always made it seem like I left NTV and attacked NTV the brand nope! I spoke out against ill treatment and sabotage from an individual! If anything, even as I spoke out, then, I clearly thanked NTV for the opportunity!
The person I complained about, was not the entire NTV and neither was she His Highness The Agha Khan, the owner of NTV! Besides I had kept reasons for my departure to myself and told the public I wanted to concentrate on my studies but she took it a notch higher and incited/ mobilized bloggers & tabloids to report that I was fired and to tell so many nasty lies about me!
That is when I was forced to expose her! Well she later was fired by the same NTV where she had tortured me and many others from! But anyway good news is me and that person later made up through a mutual former colleague at NTV. We are friends now! Genuine good friends!
I was much younger then, first year/ 2nd year campus, but one thing still remains constant – I CANNOT TAKE MISTREATMENT AT A JOB EVEN IF IT PAYS ME 100 million a month!
I sometimes see fake news that Nameere was fired here and there!”
NTV management hasn’t commented.