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After 14 Months, X Pays Ex-employees in Ghana

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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In a long-awaited move, X has finally paid its ex-employees in Ghana after a 14-month delay. 

The payment, which was made on Friday, February 16, 2024, comes as a relief to the affected workers who have been waiting for their dues since December 2022.

The delay by X in paying had caused a lot of frustration and anxiety among the ex-employees, who had been left in a state of uncertainty for over a year. 

After 14 Months, X Pays Ex-employees in Ghana

Many of them had been forced to take up odd jobs to make ends meet, while others had been unable to pay their bills or take care of their families.

The ex-employees, initially promised a month’s salary in severance, were locked out of their company accounts and left with unanswered questions. 

Frustrations grew, culminating in the involvement of Seven Seven, a recruitment agency that represented the dismissed workers. 

The agency diligently pursued negotiations with X, ultimately securing a redundancy payout for the affected employees.

Beyond Compensation: Covering Repatriation Costs

Recognizing the plight of foreign employees who had relocated for the job, Seven Seven also negotiated for X to cover the repatriation costs of those needing to return home. 

This additional step provided crucial support for individuals facing an unexpected disruption to their lives and livelihoods.

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A Long Road to Closure

The news of the settlement brings a welcome end to a period of stress and uncertainty for the affected individuals. 

Many had expressed financial difficulties and anxieties about their future prospects. 

While the compensation cannot erase the past 14 months, it provides a much-needed sense of closure and financial security.

Echoes of California Lawsuit

This development in Ghana comes on the heels of a similar lawsuit filed against X in California by another group of ex-employees claiming millions in unpaid severance. 

The Ghanaian case, though smaller in scale, highlights the potential legal ramifications companies face when failing to adhere to severance agreements and labor laws.

Impact on Ghana’s Tech Scene

The X Ghana saga has sent ripples through the country’s growing tech scene, raising concerns about employee rights and corporate accountability. 

While the resolution provides solace for the directly affected individuals, it serves as a cautionary tale for both employers and employees operating in the dynamic tech landscape.

Moving Forward

As Ghana’s tech industry continues to attract international investment and talent, the X case underscores the importance of clear communication, fair treatment, and adherence to legal obligations. 

As the former employees move forward, their experience serves as a reminder of the power of collective action and the need for strong legal frameworks to protect workers’ rights.

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Oluchukwu Ikemefuna
Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

Oluchukwu Blessing Ikemefuna, a talented content writer from Anambra, Nigeria, found her writing passion in secondary school. Holding a degree in Biological Sciences from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, she specializes in blog writing across technology, finance, healthcare, education, and lifestyle sectors. With strong research and SEO skills, Oluchukwu creates engaging content globally. Her work aims to inspire and engage authentically while driving action. Outside work, she enjoys travel, reading, and movies as she grows as a skilled writer.

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