Pressure mounts on NEDCo Boss to resign over MiDA, as workers demonstrate in solidarity

Source:savannanews24.com/Rafiq Abdulai:

There has been intense pressure on the Managing Director of the Northern Electricity Department Company (NEDCo), Ing. Frank Akligo to sign a concessionaire documents or be sacked.

Our investigations reveal that, the NEDCo Boss has been given an ultimatum of up to Friday, March 16, 2018 to sign documents that will see MiDA take over NEDCO in a $65.7 Million Dollars agreement.

Sources close to the NEDCo MD says he preferred to be fired than to sign the concession agreement with MiDA.

NEDCo workers are currently agitating over what they claim is government’s intention to facilitate the takeover of NEDco by the Millennium Development Authority (MIDA).

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The NEDco workers today have tied up red banners on their offices and the main gate of the VRA area office in Tamale.

Our information has indicated that, all offices of NEDco have joined the action to register their displeasure about government intention on the NEDCo-MIDA agreement.

The action of the NEDco workers is also to solidarize with the Managing Director of the company, Ing. Frank Akligo, who has been in intense pressure to sign the concessionaire agreement with MiDA.

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) have entered in to a $65.7 Million Dollars agreement deal with government that will see a takeover of NEDco, an agreement the staff vehemently opposed.
It is anticipated over 600 workers of NEDco will be layoff should the deal go through. The workers have since threatened they will embark on industrial action should government go ahead to fire their MD over the matter.
A meeting was held this morning by the senior staff group association of NEDco and the public service workers Union, PSWU of the trade Union Congress.

“At the said meeting it was agreed all staff of NEDco across Ghana will embark on industrial action. Our action is unanimous across NEDco” a senior staff member disclosed this on condition of anonymity.

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Source:savannanews24.com

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