Beverage producing Company Blue Skies has told Citi Business News it has no immediate plans of laying off workers in the wake of the ongoing power crises despite the negative implications it is having on the company.
[contextly_sidebar id=”8s3mJv4yuvnr1EKzjGqU9QdJADAayAZa”]The company which exports its finished goods to international markets currently runs on generators when power goes off.
Spokesperson for Blue Skies, Alistair Djimatey told Citi Business News though the power crises has affected the company’s operations, redundancy is not an immediate option.
”We are hoping that the power crises will get better but if doesn’t, laying off workers may become an alternative in the future but not immediately; we are trying to look for all other alternatives to make sure that we remain in production and don’s send people home.”
Currently, the company spends about GHC 60,000 a month to fuel its plants to ensure that it remains in business; a situation that has increased the operational cost of the company as sales has also reduced over the past weeks due to the power crises.
Mr Djimatey however expressed hope that the power situation will change in the coming months to avert a situation where workers have to be laid off.
By: Lorrencia Nkrumah/citifmonline.com/Ghana