Workers On The Tamale Interchange Embark On Strike
Construction works on the tamale interchange project have stalled due to strike action by workers over wide range of issues including unpaid redundancy allowances for the past one year.
The workers have abandoned work on the site, complaining bitterly about bad condition of services, unpaid allowances and merger of GHC20.00 daily allowance.
Addressing the media in Tamale which Trendingghana.net monitored, the leadership of the workers accused management of the Synohydro project of over taxing up to GHC300.00 monthly of their salaries.
The aggrieved workers also complained that, the management of the project treat them with disrespect and a lot of discriminations. The workers therefore called on the government to come to their aid and ensure all arrears accrued are paid duly.
The workers further demanded increment of their salaries and also improved working conditions.
The president of the Republic of Ghana, H. E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 2019 cut sod for the commencement of $20 million project, a contract between the government of Ghana (GoG) and the people’s Republic of China under the synohydro agreement.
Meanwhile when the minister for roads and Highways, Honorable Amoako-Atta paid a working visit to the construction site on 12th June, 2020, the minister gave an indication that, the project will be completed in July ,2021.
Mr. Amoako Atta after he interacted with contractors, he was optimistic that the project will be commissioned soon.
This is what he said when he visited the site last year.
“The contractor has done 40 per cent of the work on the Tamale interchange as at now and we call it 40 per cent completion which means the project is on course”
However, the project which is expected to be completed in July 2021 have come to stand still due to unfair treatment on the part of the workers.
The contractor in charge of the project however said work on the project is 60 per cent in completion as at January, 2021.
Source: Mohammed Ibn Nanzari Charisma