Kenya: Safaricom achieves 50 percent female employees target

Author: Paul Wafula, Business Daily (Kenya), Published on: 26 August 2019

"Safaricom achieves 50pc female employees target"

Safaricom says it has achieved 50 percent share of female employees on its payroll, coming amid an increase in the number of direct and indirect jobs it sustained in the last financial year growing nine percent to 979,000. This is according to the telco’s 2019 Sustainable Business Report released on Thursday in which the firm also announced a plan to plant five million trees in the next five years as part of a carbon offset programme. “We have achieved a 50:50 gender balance among our employees and 34 percent of senior management are women. In addition, 2.1 percent of our staff are persons living with disabilities,” the report notes.

 

 

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