Metro TV Ghana, a privately owned free to air television station in Ghana has laid off 45 staff.
According to reports, affected persons who are support staff of the company were laid off last week and there are reports more could go in the coming days.
It was also gathered that the local union-led them to demand voluntary redundancy from the Group, which was granted by management at a time the station was preparing to roll out new programs for its viewers as parts of efforts to reposition themselves in the market.
This comes barely a week after TV3 Network owned by Media General Group also fired 25 staff in its latest retrenchment exercise.
Affected staff according to reports, started receiving their dismissal letters on Friday, October 26, 2018, with notable persons like Station Head of 3FM, Ackah Kwarteng affected.
Metro TV since its inception in 1997, successfully established its brand as Ghana’s second largest broadcasting station, by providing national coverage to all 10 regional capitals in Ghana.
It was recently acquired by the Jospong Group of Companies, which is owned by Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyapong.