Workers of the PSC Tema Shipyard demonstrated against their Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ali Tunde. This was when the Minister of Transport Fiifi Kwetey called at the Tema Port for a familiarisation tour.
The workers, mostly from the technical department of the company who were seen wearing red shirts and armbands had placards, some of which read: “Three years without pay increase,” “CEO and Board Chairman Must Go,” whilst shouting “Tunde Must Go”.
The workers called for the reinstatement of two of their colleagues, Samuel Ayensu and Stephen Tetteh Quaye who were dismissed for allegedly writing a letter to President John Mahama on some of the challenges of the company and also revealing the connivance with the Head of Finance of the company to purchase a Toyota Land Cruiser V8 vehicle at the cost of $106,000 in the said letter.
They also alleged that a $2million reserved fund left in the company’s coffers by the former CEO, Seth Kugblenu, could not be accounted for since the assumption of office of the CEO and the Board Chairman, Real Admiral Muniru Tahiru (rtd).
The Minister cut short his planned tour and went into a one and a half hour meeting with the management of the company and the leadership of the workers union who he assured that the government would engage to solve the problems.