President and Founder of Angel Group of Companies, Dr Kwaku Oteng has revealed that the parent company, Angel Group pays over five thousand employees monthly and do not intend laying off workers due to covid-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has left thousands jobless as companies grapple with the economic slowdown and loss in revenues. From hospitality, to retail and startups, companies across the board have let go scores of employees. While some have laid off employees, while offering them a good compensation and support, some have forced employees to resign with no prior notice.
However, on James and Katah show on Pure Fm Monday morning, Dr Oteng said:
”I pay as much as One million Ghana Cedis to over five thousand employees monthly. This I haven’t done with so much ease. Sometimes its difficult. But truth is, we can’t always rely on government to employ everyone. So those of us that God has bless can also assist.”
”There are times that it gets tougher making payment. But just when all hope seem to be lost, God shows himself stronger. You realise that debtors out of the blues pays and that’s how we’ve survived all this while.Sometimes it delays – that’s normal; but at the end of the day everyone gets paid”
Dr Oteng advised the youth to live Godly lives, pay tithes if working and remain prayerful to live successful lives.
Adding to Dr Oteng’s comments, Chief Executive Officer for Angel Broadcasting Network – Mr samuel Kofi Acheampong said there are some eight thousand workers that are paid what he termed as ‘cash in hand’ whose salary do not fall under the 5 thousand permanent employees. He called on the staff to continually pray for president of the Group.
Dr. Kwaku Oteng is the owner of a conglomerate of businesses including Adonko Bitters, Plus 2 pub, Angel Broadcasting Network, which comprises of 16 subsidiary radio stations and Television across the country, Angel Educational Complex, Angel Estate and Construction firm, Angel herbal products, Angel Transport and trading and many others.