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4 journalists resign from Graphic in 4 months

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TheNewsGh.com has confirmed the resignation of four prominent and senior journalists with the state-owned Graphic Communications Group within four months.

Sources confided in this portal that more resignations are expected in the coming weeks unless something dramatic happens in the raging confusion that has rocked the state agency leaving staff disillusioned in management.

Impeccable  information gathered so far revealed that Mabel Aku Baneseh  becomes the fourth journalist to have resigned from the company in the last couple of months after Sebastian Syme, Musah Jafaru and Victor Kwawukume, who until recently was the Deputy Political editor had all exited the company.

Reasons for these strings of resignations are not immediately known according to TheNewsGh.com sources but from the  grapevine, Journalists who have worked in the company for even 10 years take less than GH¢1,700 home monthly with no hope of when salaries could be adjusted.

Meanwhile, a former staff of the company and General Secretary of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Kofi Yeboah has called for an immediate intervention in matters at the Graphic Group.

In a post on his Facebook wall sighted by TheNewsGh.com he revealed “There are disturbing developments at Graphic Communications Group Limited. Six resignations in about two months is, indeed, unprecedented in an institution where, in the past, such attrition figure only showed up over a decade. To consider that those leaving constitute the crème de la crème of the organisation leads to a conclusion that something must definitely be wrong. But definitely, all the people resigning cannot be wrong!

Five years ago, when I boldly decided to bell the cat and discuss some of the wrongs as I perceived them, I was put on ‘trial’ at two separate ‘courts’ at Graphic and finally slapped wlth a sentence of Gross Misconduct warranting summary dismissal. I resigned and moved on in life. With six resignations in about two months weighed against my words five years ago, the adage may better be appreciated: Action speaks louder than words!

Time to rescue the ship from sinking is now! And I’m talking about a state-owned media which belongs to all citizens of Ghana and not a few individuals