by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
A good number of Ghanaians expressed grave worry about the intended plan of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) staff to plunge the nation into darkness should the ministry fail to heed their call of halting the planned ‘sale’ of the power entity.
However, Deputy Minister of Power, John Jinapor speaking to Citi FM on Wednesday assured, the concerns of the ECG staff warrant attention pledging to engage them on the contentious issues.
“…If you are going for a concession, there is some level of uncertainty so we must clarify all those issues; employee security, job security so we are determined to engage further and clarify all those issues and a host of other issues that thy have raised,” he said.
With this show of concern, the Senior Staff Union Chairman of the ECG in the Volta region, Novihoho Stephen, tendered, the decision to put out the lights has been reviewed.
“That action will not be taken again, once the minister has come in to explain issues and the things being done to resolve the matter that is it. We will not go ahead with that move again…It was a form of threat to the government,” he declared.