Ghana Connect: Retrenched Staffs Share Their Stories

The week was dominated by reports of job losses from energy firm BXC where over 400 workers were retrenched. That was followed by 40 dispatch riders and 50 security guards of Top Core also lost their jobs.

It did not end there, as the former presidential candidate for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Papa Kwesi Nduom’s GN Media also laid off 30 staffs.

Also, the newly created Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited also laid off 1700 workers.

For some of the affected staffs told Joy News they have not received any official letters yet from their companies. They were called into a meeting and told the organization cannot continue to pay them so they have to go.

According to them, they have nothing to go home with thus their demand for their August salary and a severance package.

Ghana Connect sought answers from the panelist whether there is something wrong with the Ghanaian economy.

They panelist shared their thoughts on whether the recent job losses are just isolated cases or widespread?

Joining the discussion was Issah Salifu, a dispatch rider who has just this week lost. Also joining to share his story was Mercel Hughes, a young of many parts is also a businessman who travels to China very often.

Raymond Offei Danquah, a former manager at Capital Bank now a businessman grills pork for a living.

Watch them as they share their stories of gloom and doom and how they are moving on with their lives.

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