‘Cash-strapped’ TV Africa to suspend on-air programs from Monday
The rebranded TV Africa is suspending all of its on-air programs except news from Monday September 3, 2018, Starrfmonline.com has gathered.
This is because the owner of the business has told senior management members that he is unable to pay workers going forward.
Obuobia Darko-Opoku who was made the Chief Operations manager of the company after the departure of popular filmmaker Shirley Frimpong Manso told StarrFMonline.com she resigned just under a week of accepting the post.
“I have reigned and left the job because the CEO says he cannot pay staff henceforth. So from Monday all shows including the Morning show, that has become popularly, will be suspended. The only programe that I understand will be running is the news,” she said.
Starrfmonline.com sources at the media company say workers have not been paid for a couple of months creating uneasiness at the firm.
Barely six months after her appointment as the Chief Operations Officer of TV Africa, Frimpong Manso left the job with five other senior managers.
Shirley was appointed to her post to help place the station in a better position in the competitive media market.
This was after TV Africa had undergone re-branding of its programs, style and content.
About two years ago, a private financial holding company, the Ideal Groupe, acquired a majority share in TV Africa after 13 years of operation from the old Kwaw Ansah management.
The re-branding process brought on board Ghanaian politician and journalist, Obuobia Darko Opoku, actress Nikki Samonas and Khadijat El- Alawa as morning show hosts.