21 July 2014

Ghana Workers Protest State of Economy

Photo: Kwabena/Twitter
Marching to petition President John Mahama on what they call the worsening economic conditions in the country (file photo).

Accra — MORE than 500 members of the Tema regional office of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) have staged a protest over the rising cost of living in Ghana.

They said the demonstration would bring to the attention of government over economic challenges which may lead to the collapse of businesses in the country.

The Tema Regional Manager of ICU, Eleazer Nyaunu, noted over 4 000 jobs were at stake.

“The state of the economy is a threat not only to jobs but industries,” Nyaunu said.

This demonstration is ahead of a nationwide strike by Organized Labour on Thursday.

The demonstrations are against the worsening economic conditions in the country.

Meanwhile Public Relations Officer of the Tema Police, Olivia Turkso said the police would provide adequate security for the demonstrators while preventing lawlessness during the protest.

She said the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU) would will be available to control traffic while uniformed personnel will be available to prevent damage to infrastructure.

She advised protestors to adhere to laws pertaining to demonstrations in the country.

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