Management of the New Times Corporation (NTC), has stressed its readiness to organise competitions for its vendors to encourage them to work hard for themselves and the Corporation.
At a meeting with the vendors here on Wednesday, the Managing Director of the Corporation, Carol Annang, indicated that the Corporation intends to do business with registered vendors who are members in good standing of the Ashanti Regional Newspaper Vendors Association, in order to help resolve the problem of vendors always owing the Corporation.
The meeting, as part of a three-day tour of some part of the Kumasi Metropolis, was to deliberate on issues pertaining to the sales of The Ghanaian Times and The Spectator newspapers, published by the Corporation, and also to foster a closer business and working relationship with the vendors.
She noted that, since the Corporation cannot do without the vendors likewise the vendors without the Corporation, it was important that stakeholders came together and discuss challenges faced by the stakeholders (NTC and vendors) in the industry so as to find a lasting solution to them.
“It has become very necessary to meet up with you because we have realised there are few challenges you would want us to address likewise the Corporation, we can attest to the fact that, without vendors we cannot sell our newspapers the way we want and without the newspapers your business cannot flourish”, she said.
Some of the vendors suggested the NTC cancelled the debts they owed for a fresh start of business, but Ms. Annang would not buy the idea.
She hinted that, there is a tall list of vendors who owe the Corporation and the debts must be collected if the business aims at surviving.
“We have a list of vendors owing NTC dating as far back as 2009, we must put a stop to it”, Ms. Annang indicated.
From Kingsley E. Hope, Kumasi