In a startling turn of events, lawyers (Kajubi & Co. Advocates) representing the Tian Tang Group, a Chinese company operating at Mbalala, Mukono district, have demanded the removal of our recent story that exposed alleged human rights violations within their steel plant premises.
The story sheds light on distressing incidents and raised serious concerns about the welfare and safety of workers.
Our original story titled: Tian Tang Group: Where Factory Work Accidents Are Concealed As Road Accidents, published on June 24, 2023, and accompanied by a 10-minutes video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM4h72Z0IxI, revealed a dark and sinister reality within the Tian Tang Group steel plant in Mbalala industrial park.
It unveiled a series of tragic accidents resulting in the untimely deaths of workers, allegedly due to oppressive working conditions and a lack of safety measures. Additionally, the story exposed a disturbing pattern of disposing of bodies to cover up the true nature of these incidents.
The demand to pull down the story comes at a time when public interest and attention are focused on worker rights and safety. We went on to reach out to the Tian Tang Group management for their response and clarification on the allegations and they referred us to one of the company’s lawyers who gave us a comment to balance our story.
As Insight Post Uganda, we want to emphasize that our story was carefully researched and verified through multiple sources, including eyewitness accounts, local residents, workers, and district leaders.
And therefore stand by the integrity and validity of our reporting and firmly believe that it serves the public interest by shedding light on these crucial issues.
The lawyers representing the Tian Tang Group have denied any connection between the recent death and the internal affairs of the steel plant, dismissing the allegations as mere propaganda.
The issue of worker rights and safety is of paramount importance to us since most of them are our readers. We are dedicated to advocating for the rights of workers, particularly those in vulnerable situations. The demand to remove our story will be evaluated in accordance with the principles of responsible journalism.
We extend our gratitude to our readers, supporters, and the public for their trust and interest in the issues we cover. Your engagement and support are essential to our mission to raise awareness and foster positive change.
We will keep you updated on any significant developments regarding this matter and will continue reporting on important stories that impact our society.
At The Insight Post-Uganda, we remain steadfast in upholding our journalistic integrity and serving the public’s right to know. Through responsible journalism, we aim to make a difference and bring about meaningful improvements in the lives of workers and the protection of their rights.
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Several other whistleblowers have come forward, shedding light on the extent of the violations and the dire conditions endured by workers within the steel plant walls.
The additional information provided by these inside sources strengthens our resolve to continue pursuing the truth and holding those responsible accountable for their actions. We firmly believe in the importance of investigative journalism in exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless.
We are committed to conducting further in-depth investigations and publishing follow-up stories that delve deeper into the human rights violations and shed light on the lives of those affected by these appalling practices.
Despite the legal challenges we face, we remain dedicated to our journalistic mission and will not be silenced in any manner. We owe it to the workers, their families, and the public to bring these issues to light and seek justice for the victims.
As we continue our efforts, we encourage individuals with more knowledge or evidence related to the human rights violations in the Chinese steel plant to come forward and share their stories.
Insight Post Uganda is so committed to protecting the anonymity and safety of our sources while ensuring that their accounts are thoroughly investigated and responsibly reported. Together, we can create a powerful force for change and make a lasting impact in the fight against human rights abuses.
Stay put for our upcoming stories as we delve deeper into this matter and uncover the truth behind the violations, revealing the human stories that deserve to be heard.