Monday, April 22, 2024

Twiga Foods to lay off workers in new organizational structure

Kenya’s food distribution start-up Twiga Foods has confirmed plans to lay off its workers in new organizational structure that will sustain it.

The e-commerce company well know recently for receiving Ksh 300 million through the Hustler Fund said that the people’s purchase power had declined at a time when the country is struggling with the high cost of living.

They however did not reveal how many positions will be rendered redundant but confirmed that they will follow all applicable labour laws.

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“As part of these efficiency interventions, the company has reviewed its operating model and costs to ensure its organization structure is fit for purpose.

Regrettably, this exercise has seen the company declare some roles redundant across the organisation in full compliance with applicable labour laws,” said Twiga Foods

Also affected in the new changes was the restructuring of its operating model across the country at a time when they had already laid off 21% of its employees last year.

In May this year the company sent packing 130 independent sales agents over what they termed as poor performance in the distribution of food in the country.

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