Disgruntled workers of Desimone Limited, Eni Sanzule Site project on Monday demonstrated against the authorities of the company for wrongfully laying off 25 workers before the end of their seven-month contract.
The workers clad in red bands, blocked the road leading to the site and offices of the project with logs of coconut trees and car tyres and carried placard which read “DAVIDE FABIO MUST GO”, DESIMONE MUST GO, “ITALIAN MAFIA-NO MORE SPACE FOR YOU.”
They claimed that the leadership of the company had breached their side of the contract they had entered into with the traditional leaders of the Sanzule community in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.
Mr Michael Morkeh, Local Union Chairman, who is also affected by the redundancy, told the GNA that, “Desimone has deceived us as the local workforce. Desimone has disrespected the authorities of Sanzule, Ellembelle and the entire nation”.
He said five months into the seven months contract, which was the first phase, management of the company issued letters of termination of the contract to 25 of the workers, which he described as worrying and disappointing.
He said the workers have appealed to the Petroleum Minister and Member of Parliament for the area, Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, GNPC and all stakeholders of the project to intervene.
The company, operating in the oil and gas sector has a three year contract in the area to generate gas from the Cape Three Point. With the first phase being the construction of offices and other infrastructure.