Excellence In Broadcasting (EIB) Network’s owner, Dr. Kwabena Duffour claims he is not obligated to pay his employees for nine months of labour.
The former finance minister said, in an exclusive interview with Accra-based Asaase Radio on Thursday, July 7, that his media owes its employees a “arrears of salary” rather than nine months’ worth of wages.
The politician further said that the claims that he cannot pay his workers but is funneling money into NDC politics are untrue in order to win cheap political points. He called it propagandist.
“I have so many companies. I have not had any information that they are not paying themselves … EIB has been there for how many years? For seven to eight years, why will the workers be there and not be treated well?”
“I don’t believe that, it is propaganda, and if I want to support the grassroots of my party (NDC ) what is wrong with that? Do you know what they go through? Go and see what they are going through in the rural areas …” he said.
Additionally, Dr. Duffuor refuted rumors that several of the employees who participated in a sit-down strike for wage arrears had been fired.
The businessman concluded by saying, “They [EIB] have been paying them since January, so there is no issue. They are speaking of past due amounts. Therefore, management is taking care of the issue. Salary arrears and non-payment