Labour Council cautions EC to stay neutral in 2012 elections

Dr. Afari-Gyan - EC Boss

The Agona District Council of Labour has cautioned the Electoral Commission (EC) to stay neutral in officiating the 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

The Council said any showing of support by EC officials to any party during the elections could spell doom in the country’s eagerness to deepening it democratic dispensation.

Mr Francis Odoom, Chairman of the Agona District Council of Labour, made this known at the quarterly meeting to discuss matters affecting welfare of the members at Agona Swedru on Friday.

The Chairman said the workers and entire population are eager to see EC conduct free and fair elections so that the nation could continue its economic policies and programmes.

Mr Odoom also cautioned government officials to guard against any utterances that could create political turmoil, during, before and after the elections.

He warned opposition leaders to caution their supporters to be circumspect with their language at platforms to solicit for votes.

Mr Odoom appealed to the Controller and Accountant General Department to release pay slips of workers in time for them to known their actual salaries they earn.

He asked the government to stop “inconsistent salaries being paid every month to the workers, adding that workers always go to the bank to see different figure lodged into their accounts”.

Mr Samuel Kweku Dugan, Central Regional Secretary of Trade Union Congress (TUC), urged workers to embrace the new three tier pension scheme introduced by the government.

He said the Union would hold congress in August this year to elect a new Secretary General of TUC and also review its activities for the next four years.

Source: GNA

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