Ghanaians must be told truth about power crises – ICU

DumsorThe Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) says government was not telling Ghanaians the truth about the current power crises.

The Union said the situation was more precarious and worse than it was being portrayed to the public especially companies.

Mr Eleazer Nyaunu,,Tema Regional ICU Officer, speaking to the Ghana News Agency, said “the ministers are not telling us the truth about the power crises”.

Mr Nyaunu said companies operating in the Tema Metropolis were having a hard time due to the power crises leading to workers being laid off by employers over the least provocation.

He disclosed that the Union was currently presiding over negotiations with some two companies in the region who want to shut down.

He added that the shut down would render over 350 workers unemployed adding that even though his outfit was doing all it could for the companies to reconsider the shutdown, employers insist they could not break even hence their inability to pay workers salaries.

The ICU officer said workers who report to work but could not work due to power crises were marked down by their employers even though the fault was not theirs.

He therefore called on government to take proactive measures to solve the power crises and other economic issues including high taxation.

Mr Nyaunu reminded government that the power crises coupled with high taxation and unfavourable economic policies were disincentive to local and foriegn investors in Ghana.

Source: GNA

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