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General News of Saturday, 11 April 2015

Source: citifmonline.com

Gov’t owes two years newspaper subscription fees – Chronicle boss

General Manager of the Chronicle Newspaper, Ebo Quansah, has disclosed that Parliament and other state institutions have failed to pay their newspaper subscription and advertisement fees for two years.

This, he said, has made it difficult for him to pay his workers saying, “state institutions owe us so much that I haven’t been able to pay my workers.” “Parliament and all ministries owe us so much that I have not been able to pay my workers for a while,” he complained.

Speaking on Citi FM’s news analysis programme, The Big Issue, Mr Quansah said all efforts to get his money paid have yielded no results because the institutions claim there is no money.

He revealed that this is the first time state institutions have been unable to pay their debt to his newspaper company, a situation he described as worrying.

“It’s been two years and it has never happened before so I am not happy at all. I have pursued them; I have gone to Parliament and even threatened to be a stranger in the House.”

The Chronicle Newspaper boss has therefore threatened to sit among Members of Parliament (MPs) during Parliamentary proceedings to protest the undue delay in settling their two-year debt.

“I have threatened that one day; they will see me on the floor of Parliament because it’s really creating problems for me. They tell me there is no money. I’m in serious trouble and I am not happy at all,” he added.