[ 2012-05-20 ]
Labour Council cautions EC to stay neutral in 2012 elections
Agona Swedru(C/R), May 20, GNA-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
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
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
Source - GNA
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