The former Finance Minister Dr. Kwabena Duffour in a recent interview has said his media does not owe the staff nine months salaries, but rather an “arrears of salaries”.
Speaking in an interview with Asaase Radio on Thursday, 7th July the politician also told the interviewer that the allegations leveled against him that he is deliberately investing money into NDC politics to score cheap politics but unable to pay his staff but is just propaganda.
“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.
Speaking on sacking his staff who engaged in a sit-down strike over their salary arrears Dr. Duffuor also denied it.
In conclusion, the businessman said “since January they [EIB] have been paying them, there is no problem. It’s previous arrears they are talking about. So the management is handling that problem. Arrears and not payment of salaries…”
The Excellence in Broadcasting (EIB) Network is one of the big media groups in the country. It operates Starr FM, Live FM, Kasapa FM, Ultimate Radio, Agoo FM and Abusua FM and Empire FM.
EIB acquired a television licence for a free-to-air channel in 2014. It now runs GHOne TV and Agoo TV in Akan, as well as GH One TV national broadcasting in English.