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ECG workers on strike over privitisation

Written by  May 03, 2016
Workers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) are to embark on a sit down strike their offices across the country today. The decision to embark on the strike is due to the plans by government to privitise some services of the state owned company to improve upon the service delivered to consumers. The move is in accordance with the Millennium Challenge Account the Government of Ghana signed with its US counterpart. President Mahama addressing a gathering at this year's May Day Parade at the Jubilee Park in Wa, assured workers at ECG that there will be no retrenchment and that ECG will continue to remain a state own enterprise. “let me restate ECG is and will remain a wholly owned state enterprise. ‘’Government has no intention to privatize ECG. Government agreement under the Millennium Challenge Compact is to leverage private sector participation at the client level to assist in resolving client complaints and revenue collection. There will be no worker retrenchment occurring as a result of this reform,'' President said. However, the workers believes that the move lead to retrenchment.  Rainbow Radio visited some offices of the ECG which had banners with the inscription ‘MIDA stop ECG privatization now, leave ECG alone’. ECG workers are unhappy about government dealings with Millennium Development Authority (MIDA), leading the public private partnership, National Divisional Chairman of the Junior Staff Union of ECG, Benedict Kanose told Rainbow Radio.  
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