NABCO trainees, owed about 10 months arrears have been denied access to the Jubilee House to make demands for the funds owed them. This is according to the President of the NABCO Trainees Association of Ghana (NABTAG), Dennis Aseidu.
Mr. Aseidu said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, September 22, 2022.
It would be recalled that the trainees served noticed that they would picket at the Jubilee House. The trainees said they would not leave until they received bank alerts signalling receipt of the arrears owed.
This was communicated by the President of the Nabco Trainees Association of Ghana (NABTAG), Dennis Opoku Aseidu. He said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, Tuesday, August 23, 2022.
“We are not going there with guns, neither are we going there with any offensive weapon. We are going there peacefully to do our peaceful picketing. We will go there even if they are supposed to kill us because we are even dying in our various homes.”
“We are not going to go back to the house and be telling the government to pay us our arrears. While the programme is still in existence, before September 1, we will demand what is ours. The government does not need enough time to come to our aid. The government has had 8 months to do what is expected.”
But in today’s interview, plans of the trainees to picket at the Jubilee House have been thwarted.
“We were supposed to have had the second phase of our picketing on 20th September, 2022. Unfortunately, after we were invited by the police to deliberate on the issues, the Regional Police Command said they were not going to allow us to go to the Jubilee House to do our picketing.”
Mr. Aseidu explained that the Police’s request for the trainees to picket at the Independence Square would not be helpful to the course of the trainees.
“We didn’t agree to that because the very moment or day that we were having that discussion was exactly a month that we presented our petition to the vice president who directed the Deputy Chief of Staff to take the petition on his behalf.”
Mr. Aseidu however admitted that the validation of payment for November 2021 had begun.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana