Remain committed to work – National Media Commission tells NTC staff
The Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), Mr Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh, has tasked staff of New Times Corporation, publishers of Ghanaian Times and The Spectator, to continue to lend support to management and Board of Directors and help improve the fortunes of the corporation.
Addressing a staff durbar on Wednesday in Accra, he urged the workers to make a “new commitment” and work hard to mitigate losses the corporation might have incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Touching on other staff and managerial concerns, Mr Boadu-Ayeboafoh said the NMC, in consultation with the relevant authorities, would appoint a substantive Managing Director of the corporation in the weeks ahead.
He, however, noted that the appointment would not be “a panacea” to the challenges of the corporation. Rather, NTC would only achieve results when staff focused on doing the job they were tasked to do effectively and efficiently.
“Everybody no matter your position, has a contribution to make, nobody should discount the contribution made by his or her colleague for everyone’s role is important.
“Let us cherish the little given to us, it is out of this that we can assume bigger roles,” he stressed.
Mr Boadu-Ayeboafoh further said there was the need to define the role of management and the board since usurpation of power generated internal conflict.
Very Rev. Ama Afo-Blay, Board Chair of the Corporation, emphasing attitudinal change and commitment, also asked the employees to continue observing COVID-19 safety protocols, indicating that “wearing the mask is a must.”
She admitted the corporation had some challenges hence the urgent need to “turn things around.”
Rev. Afo-Blay further urged workers to “put their creativity to work” adding that management should implement suggestions from all sectors to the letter, for the progress of the corporation.
“Let us resolve to put in our best, it calls for little bit of sacrifice and commitment than we have been showing.
“We should think of what we can do to assist the corporation than what the corporation can do for us, we are better if not best when we resolve to do so,” she said, and advised staff to work as a team and desist from tarnishing the image of the corporation.
Mr. Martin Adu-Owusu, the acting Managing Director, described the meeting as unique as it was the first the board was meeting workers since their appointment.
By Ernest Nutsugah