GPHA WORKERS UNION PLEADS WITH GOVERNMENT TO REMOVE BOARD CHAIRMAN

GPHA WORKERS UNION PLEADS WITH GOVERNMENT TO REMOVE BOARD CHAIRMAN

The Workers Union of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has issued a two week ultimatum to government to relieve their Board Chairman, Peter Mac Manu of his post to safeguard the interest of the authority and the country at large.

The Workers Union in a press conference accused the Board Chair for engaging in wrongful undertakings since his assumption of office.

Addressing the media, Chairman for the Senior Staff Union of GPHA, Richmond John Aseeph outlined number of accusations indicating conflict of interest and bad corporate governance exercised by the Board Chairman, Peter Mac Manu

He alleged that the Board Chair has awarded series of huge contracts to his wife and children, and worst of all to himself.

Citing an instance of conflict of interest, Mr. Aseeph stated “he has for himself seven companies in the Port (Five Stevedore Companies and two cleaning companies. Three of his children are the biggest suppliers now to the Authority. He has obtained for himself a contract of over GH¢4m for wiring of the newly constructed Electrical/Materials Block of GPHA. He is intimidating management staff, and as well interfering in the day to day running of the Authority”

Commenting on a review of a concession agreement between GPHA and MPS sanctioned by the Vice President, Mr Aseeph stated the reports from the exercise is completed “but some hands are manipulation against making the report public”.

Spicefmonline.com/ Ghana

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