The Human Resource Manager of the BXC Ghana Ltd, Anastasia Ankrah, has hinted that 200 workers of the company will be laid of before September in addition to the 400 already laid off, bringing the total to 600.
The decision by management follows the termination of the distribution system loses reduction contract by state-owned power distributor Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) under the concession arrangement.
Speaking on the development in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM, the HR Manager said the company had no option than to send the workers home.
“So basically out of the 600 workers, 400 workers have been laid off. The 200 that are left are still being paid but by September they’ll also be laid off. The reason being that the 400, no job presently for them to do. The 200 that are even left we have very few jobs on hand now to do, and they’re being paid till the end of September when we will terminate their employment based on the letter we received from the lawyers of ECG.