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President of the Republic, William Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has charged the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, to engage the leadership of the labour unions over the sale of the SSNIT hotels.

This follows a petition by the Organised Labour to the President to stop the sale of the hotels by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to Bryan Acheampong, the Minister of Food and Agriculture.

The President, in response to the petition, directed the Minister to engage the stakeholders in the matter to ensure the interests of each party is served.

Executive Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Dr. Yaw Baah, during a media engagement confirmed the action the President has taken over the matter.

“We wrote to the President that we needed to engage him on this [sale of the SSNIT hotels]. He has referred it to the [Employment and Labour Relations] Minister to start the engagement with us. We are hoping that these engagements will help all of us to find a solution to what we think is a problem.

“We are going to meet with the SSNIT Board. Organized labour leaders are going to meet with the SSNIT Board and also with the Employment and Labour Relations Minister who is also in charge of pensions,” Dr. Baah disclosed.

Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who first brought the sale of the hotels to the public domain, has also petitioned the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to probe the matter.

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