Tigo Sacks Workers


Tigo Ghana has sent scores of its workers home, as it commences a major restructuring exercise.

The dismissal of the workers, which commenced last week, is still ongoing and has so far affected the company’s commercial, marketing, call centre, PR, HR and procurement wings, among others.

Persons familiar with the development said majority of the sacked workers did not see the move coming and it is unclear how many workers have been affected.

Sources say close to 80 workers have been affected.

This is not the first time the telecom company is embarking on such a move.

In mid 2014 Tigo dismissed a number of its workers in a redundancy exercise.


Tigo had hinted the move was ‘to ensure its ability to compete in highly competitive market and build a sustainable business.’

It added that it has become necessary for it to review its operation based on a thorough evaluation of the company’s structure and strategic objectives.

Tigo had about 4.4 million subscribers as at August 2015 according to figures from the regulator of the telecom industry, the National Communications Authority (NCA).

Further checks also revealed that some of the company’s subsidiaries in Africa are also embarking on similar moves.

Tigo Rwanda in December last year laid off about  70 of its workforce accounting for at least 20 percent of the firm’s total workforce in that country.

Meanwhile, efforts to get a response from the company over the matter proved futile.