President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, following agitations over potential job loss by workers of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) over the Tema Port Expansion projects, has met with the Maritime and Dock Workers Union.
President Akufo-Addo, in his opening remarks, expressed shock at the Ghana Trades Union Congress and the Dock Workers Union over their posture after their engagement with the Transport Ministry.
President Akufo-Addo was of the view that the deal involves an important foreign investor and cautioned the workers to be careful in the way they are addressing their issues.
“Indeed the Minister of Transport has engaged with you on several occasions at my behest but the way the matter is being escalated in the public space, I thought it was only right that you engage with me directly and that is why I extended this invitation to you. We are dealing with an important foreign investor in our country,” the President said.
The aggrieved workers of the GPHA went on a protest in April against the implementation of the Tema Ports Expansion Concession Agreement by Meridian Ports Services (MPS) over what they described as a huge job loss that was likely to hit GPHA after the deal.
The Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Dr Anthony Yaw Baah, on May Day explained the need for a review of the deal due to a possible 1,400 job loss if the initial deal is implemented.
Source: Adomonline.com | Gertrude Otchere