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04.01.2007 General News

NTC Ushers In New Year With Service

By Clement Atagra
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The management and staff of the New Times Corporation (NTC), publishers of the Ghanaian Times and The Spectator, yesterday held a church service at the corporation’s premises mark the first working day of the new year.
The service was also used by staff to rededicate themselves to the goals and aspirations of the corporation.
Preaching the sermon under the theme 'Something new happens', Pastor Joe Hagan, Communications Director of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church urged the management and staff to ensure peace and stability at the workplace.
'Chaos, agitation and confrontation should not be encouraged but rather dialogue should be pursued,' he said and urged both workers and management to promote improvement and growth and do away with mediocrity.
Pastor Hagan said Ghana’s history cannot be adequately written without the mention of the NTC which, he said, had performed a great role in educating, informing and entertaining the populace through its newspapers.
He called for the strict adherence to the culture of maintenance so that the new web offset machine of the corporation can serve its full lifespan.
The acting Managing Director of the Corporation, Jane Turkson, appealed to workers to cultivate the habit of love, unity and a determination to ensure prosperity.
She said last year was a challenging one for the corporation and expressed the hope that 2007 will be a better one.
'We had to grapple with a lot of production problems last year, but with a determined effort, this year should prove fruitful for the corporation and workers,' she said.
Ms. Turkson indicated that management would this year go into negotiations with the relevant social partners to prepare a better bargaining agreement for workers.

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