Dumsor’s return has reportedly increased cost of production in companies; leading to some employers laying off their workers, to help manage their budget.
Following dumsor’s dreaded return, some companies in the Tema industrial area have begun laying off workers due to the recurring power challenges.With the pendulous efforts made by government to eliminate the power crisis, dumsor has managed to find its way back into the country.
Dumsor’s return has reportedly increased cost of production in companies, leading to some employers laying off their workers, to help manage their budget.
The Tema Regional Officer of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union, Eleazer Nyaunu speaking to Citi News said that, over 300 workers are to be laid off in the nearest future by their employers. He said that employers are pushing for redundancy exercise as they believe that is the only way to save their businesses.
He also said that some companies embarking on the redundancy exercises have served notice of laying off more workers if the power situation does not improve soon. This current situation can also be likened to that of 2015 when close to 13,000 workers were sacked by their employers due to intense power challenges. Like now, the aggressive power crisis had resulted in a huge increase in cost of production.
Ghanaians are really hoping that something is done about the difficult situation. Despite government’s assurance that the dreaded power crisis has been taken care of; it has still found its way into the country, leaving many frustrated. The Electricity Company of Ghana had prepared a new load-shedding timetable to enable consumers plan their activities efficiently.
But controversy ensued as the President reportedly refused to approve the time table, with his reason being that government was not planning on effecting load shedding.