Tigo and Airtel have merged in Ghana. Here's what it means for all the workers who fear to lose their jobs.
Thousands of these workers are left in anxiety about their jobs, despite a pledge from stakeholders that their jobs will not be taken from them.
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Chief Executive Officer of Tigo Ghana Roshi Motman insists “merging both companies is rather strategic”, adding that its plans were “not on job cuts"
However, reliable sources have disclosed to Pulse Business that workers in the both outfits would need to fight for their long term future.
"The only thing that may secure workers is performance. The future is unclear”.
The anxious workers say, most mergers cut off workers to prevent duplication of roles and save cost, and that is part of the reasons why the workers live in fear.
The workers also added that, their anxiety stems from rumours which say, there will be a subsequent takeover by another telco.
Meanwhile some customers have expressed mixed reactions over the merger. There are worries that the merger will create network problems over a long time.
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But others also believe the consolidation will rather provide a wide network coverage, better quality of service and experience to customers, as well as competitive prices and more innovative services for customer benefits
Currently, Tigo is number three on the market with 5.4million customers, and Airtel is number four with 4.7 million subscribers. This will see them overtake Vodafone and push it to the third position in terms of market share in Ghana.