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Ghost Town imposes Saturday and Sunday as full working days in Kumba

5 September 2017 No Comment

By Nkongho John
Apart from the economic and physical crunch, the ongoing ghost town organized by the outlawed Anglophone Consortium has now imposed Saturday and Sunday as full-fledged working days to the working population of Kumba.
For civil servants in Cameroon, the work week begins on Monday and ends on Friday. While some State Corporations and Private Enterprises work half day on Saturday, Sunday is a complete and total work free day, a day of worship and rest.
The ongoing ghost town has however caused the work week for workers of private businesses in Kumba in order to catch up with dwindling sales and to meet up with staff salaries and other expenses making Saturday and Sunday to become full-fledged working days.
Financial institutions, especially micro-financial institutions are the worst affected. Workers of these institutions begin work at 8pm on Saturday and Sunday and close down for the day at 6pm. They put in the same hours at work like on normal working days Monday-Friday.
Most of the workers of these private enterprises say they are forfeiting their rest, especially their Church Service but that they are compelled to work especially on Sundays for fear of lost of jobs.
We have however gathered that if the ghost town persists, with its attendance economic hardship, some of the private enterprises would be compelled to lay off some of their non-essential staff.
The Proprietor of one of the private enterprises later told this reporter that if the ghost town continues the enterprise might reduce its working force and that one person could be assign to carry several functions.

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