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Ms. Annang  addressing the workers

Ms. Annang addressing the workers

Ms Carol Annang, the Managing Director of the New Times Corporation (NTC), has reiterated her resolve to improve the welfare of staff to ensure utmost productivity.

Beginning next year, management, she said would ensure workers get enough rest so they could get back to work refreshed and rejuvenated.

Speaking at the end- of- year staff durbar to wish them happy Christmas, Ms. Annang said management considered paramount, the well-being of staff.

Acknowledging the need for workers to enjoy their annual leave, Ms. Annang said it was fundamental to the success of any institution.

However, she did not talk about the performance of the corporation during the year, but said management would discuss that at the end of the year.

Ms. Annang did not mince words on strategic planning, which the corporation outdoored recently to transform its flagship newspaper, The Ghanaian Times, as the most preferred medium.

Under this arrangement, she disclosed that some departments would be beefed up with the needed logistics and human resource.

Ms. Ananng said management intended to provide working tools to reporters such as ipads to enhance their efficiency.

She said notwithstanding the efforts made to turn the fortunes of the corporation, there was the need for workers to change their attitude to ensure success.

The change, she noted, required not only being punctual but the concerted commitment of staff to be prudent with energy.

Ms. Ananng cited that air conditioners and lights were not put off after the close of work, saying that it added up to the huge electricity bills the corporation paid every month.

She said although the corporation had gone through challenges, a lot had been achieved, and said efforts were being made to address challenges of internet connectivity and faulty computers

Ms. Annang thanked the local union for their unwavering support, adding that she had learnt a lot from them.

Responding to questions and concerns raised by some workers, the managing director assured them of her commitment to address same but again advised them to work diligently.

By Malik Sullemana

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