- Despite Media Group, the parent company for UTV Ghana, Peace FM , Okay FM, Hello FM and Neat FM, will begin sacking its staff soon, Akwasi Aboagye has revealed
- Akwasi Aboagye who was speaking on his Entertainment Review, Saturday said he has picked up signals that Despite Media Group will be firing some of its workers soon
- For the past few weeks, some prominent radio personalities have lost their jobs as their contracts were terminated by their employers
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Host of Entertainment Review on Peace FM, Akwasi Aboagye has revealed that Despite Media Group, parent company for UTV Ghana, Peace FM , Okay FM, Hello FM and Neat FM will begin sacking its staff soon.
Speaking on his show on Saturday, May 9, 2020, Akwasi Aboagye said he has picked up signals that several people will be sacked from the media group soon.
For the past few weeks, some prominent radio personalities have lost their jobs as their contracts were terminated by their employers.
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Jon Germain and KOD had resigned from EIB Network where they served as radio hosts on Starr FM but reports say they were fired.
Naa Ashorkor and Samuel Dowuona along with some others were also sacked from Multimedia Group Limited.
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A few days back, YFM also terminated the contracts of Caroline Sampson, MsNaa, Joel Orleans, Killerfingerz, DJ Snoop and DJ Mic-Smith among others because of the ripple effect of the deadly Coronavirus.
According to Akwasi Aboagye, Managing Director of his outfit, Fadda Dickson, suggested during an interaction with him that Despite Media will soon emulate the step.
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Mr. Aboagye mentioned that it appeared the company already wanted to dismiss some persons but had been reluctant.
The reluctance, he said, was because management put a human face onto the intended action.
The outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus and its impact on businesses, he said, has afforded Despite Media the opportunity to send these workers who were marked for dismissal packing, alongside others who have for some time now failed to live up to expectations.
“Interestingly, I had a conversation with my boss, Fadda Dickson yesterday. I was telling him a friend told me he had heard Despite Media had also laid some workers off. He told me there is an indication Despite Media would do so. Media organisations have realized they’ve been very charitable so they’d use COVID-19 as an excuse to reduce the number of employees… It is not just about Multimedia, it is not just about Global Media Alliance; my Despite Media inclusive,” he disclosed.
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Brands of Despite Media owned by business mogul Dr. Osei Kwame Despite include Accra-based Peace FM, Neat FM, Okay FM, UTV and Kumasi-based Hello FM.
However, of Dr. Osei Kwame Despite, owner of Despite Media and his right-hand man Fadda Dickson are yet to confirm or deny this.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Fadda Dickson had shown that he is truly the godfather of Osei Kwame Despite's first son, Kennedy Osei.
Fadda Dickson, who is the right-hand man of Kwame Despite has been dazzling his followers on social media with his photos.
He has released stunning photos on Instagram featuring his boss' son, Kennedy Osei.
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