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Staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Ashanti Region staged a walkout against Simon Osei Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister, at the May Day celebration in Kumasi Wednesday.

The workers protested by walking out of the event during the minister’s speech at the Workers’ Day event on May 1, 2024.

The protest was against the minister’s refusal to apologise for causing the arrest of their regional manager.

National Vice Chairman of the ECG Senior Staff Workers’ Union, Bismark Adomah, told the media that until an official apology is given and the matter withdrawn immediately, the Company will cease all interactions with Minister.

“As you are aware, we already have an issue with him. He has done something that the workers front are not happy. Initially, the workers front were demanding that we shouldn’t even appear at all. But we think that this is our programme and we need to represent. Since he said he’s not ready to fulfill whatever we asked him to do, we don’t even want to listen to him. So, this is just a peaceful protest that we’re not going to listen to whatever he will say. If he’s done with his speech, we’ll go back,” Mr. Adomah told the media.

In addition to this protest, the workers’ union of the ECG threatened to disconnect the private residence of the Ashanti Regional Minister if it is found that he owes the company for power consumed.

This threat emerged after the Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, denied allegations that he owes electricity bills at some of his private residences.

Mr Osei Mensah clarified that, apart from his Jachie residence, all his other properties are on prepaid meters.

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