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Amandi Energy Amandi Workers on sit-down strike over working conditions

Chairman of the local workers union Ezikiel Acquah in an interview with pulse.com.gh reiterated their resolve not to go back to work until their conditions are met.

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Workers of Amandi Energy in the western region have laid down their tools in protest over what they say are poor working conditions offered to them. 

The over 300 workers who are working to install a 330KV double circuit transmission line from on an 80 kilometer distance from Aboadze  Power enclave to Prestea told pulse.com.gh that all attempt to get management of Amandi Energy to improve the conditions has so far proved futile.

 

Chairman of the local workers union Ezikiel Acquah in an interview with pulse.com.gh reiterated their resolve not to go back to work until their conditions are met.

He said “we will continue demonstrating until they settle everything…we work in the bush rain or shine. We are not given lunch meanwhile because the transmission lines are through the bush, you cannot get food to buy in there when you are hungry. We start work at 7 in the morning and close at 6 in the evening, meanwhile we are marked only Gh20.00 a day. It does not do anything looking at the current economic situation”.

 

Mr. Acquah further noted that, until Amandi Energy starts marking us Gh60.00 a day, provide us with lunch and tents under we can rest at break, we are not allowing our members to get back to work”.

Police were on Monday sent to the company’s office at the Aboadze Power enclave to prevent workers who were demonstrating at the company’s premises.

Following the intervention of the police, the leadership of the workers union has been locked up in a meeting with management of the company to find solutions to the impasse.

 

Amandi Energy, in 2014, was awarded the project of an 80 Km 330KV double circuit transmission line from Aboadze to Prestea in the western region.

The Aboadze - Prestea 330 KV Line is part of a National Interconnected Transmission which is an integrated national grid system which that runs north to south of Ghana.

The project involves the testing and supply of towers, conductors and line accessories, civil works, erection of towers and stringing of conductors.

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