General News Wed, 27 Sep 2017

LIVESTREAMING: Energy Ministry addresses concerns following PUWU protest

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The Energy Ministry is addressing the press following threats from members of the Public Utilities Workers Union (PUWU) to demonstrate at the premises of the Electricity Company of Ghana to demand compensation following the privatisation of the ECG.

Workers of the Union threatened a nationwide protest at all premises of ECG today September 27, 2017.

Prior to that, PUWU members in Accra picketed the premises of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) on Tuesday September 26, to register their concerns with the compensation package.

According to the workers, the government has not provided any compensation packages for the workers who will be affected by the takeover, a situation they believe will plummet the standard of living of the affected workers.

The Ministry is also addressing issues relating to the country's oil revenue following Saturday's judgement from the ITLOS court which favored Ghana as well as petroleum hikes.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com