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04 October 2016

Tension at ECG headquarters as workers protest, destroy properties

ecgA protest by workers of the Electricity Company of Ghana at the headquarters of the power distributor in Accra is creating tension as police intervene to stop the protest.

The workers are demanding the removal of the Managing Director of the Company.
According to them, Robert Dwamena has exceeded his time in office and must step aside.

Joy News’ Matilda Wemegah is at the premises of the ECG and reports that the police have asked the protesters to disperse because they do not have a permit.

Matilda also says some of the protesters broke a glass door after they were denied access to the office.

The workers, who are currently at the office of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) following the order by the police say they disagree with a one-year extension of tenure of office granted the MD.

National Secretary of the Electricity Staff Union, Frank Adjetey Badu told Matilda the MD celebrated his 60th birthday on September 28 and should have retired immediately, but he is still at post and they do not understand why.

“We have been informed by reliable sources that he has been given a one-year extension. That is what we are not happy about,” one of the aggrieved workers told Joy News.

The workers say the MD’s contribution to the ECG is very much appreciated, but it is time for him to go.

“We believe he has done his best but there is nothing more he can add at this stage. So we think it is good at this point in time that he should honourably go on retirement.”

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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