ECG Privatisation Court throws out PUWU's injunction suit against ECG privatisation

The presiding judge, Justice Lorrenda Owusu said that her decision was based on the governing principle of balance of convenience.

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An Accra High Court on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 dismissed an application for interlocutory injunction by the leadership of the Public Utilities Workers Union (PUWU), seeking to halt the privatization of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

The presiding judge, Justice Lorrenda Owusu said that her decision was based on the governing principle of balance of convenience.

She explained that the state had more to lose if the injunction was granted, and further urged the government and ECG workers to continue negotiations in order to get to an amicable agreement.

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PUWU in October 3, 2017 dragged the ECG, the Attorney-General and the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) to court in over the privatization of ECG.

They had demanded severance packages for ECG workers because of the privatization move.

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