Amankwah Ampofo has impelled the youth working in the various State-Owned Enterprises (SEO) to plan life after retirement to secure a better future.
The legend broadcaster in an interview with TV XYZ, said having high hopes to receive whopping amount of money after retirement can be disappointing, hence the need to build a side business to depend on during retirement.
Amankwah Ampofo after thirty-two years with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation received less than GHS20,000 as his end of service benefit.
“You have to reach the senior grade before you get a whopping sum of money. Unfortunately, my bosses were not kind to me, so, I couldn’t get to that level,” Amankwah Ampofo disclosed.
Speaking on Legends programme hosted by Agyemang Prempeh on Sunday, 2 August 2020, the media practitioner advised the youth to make hay while the sun shrines.
Telling them to draw lessons from his story, the 67-year-old retired anchorman who doubles as a scriptwriter and actor said, “I will based on this to advice the youth that when you work in a State-Owned Enterprise (SEO), from the beginning in your youthful days, be focused on something when you leave office you’ll depend on it because if you rely on the government pension benefits thinking you’d reap bountifully. It’s not wholly true. It’s an assumption.”
“They threatened us with that to prevent us from looting the government’s property. So you will be stagnant. That made me stagnant for years [at the GBC]. What pained me, it doesn’t really pain me is that I stayed loyal during the emergence of TV and radio stations I was a hot cake,” he concluded.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams/ Mypowerfmonline.com/Ghana