ECG workers demonstrate to resist privatisation

ECG workers demonstrate to resist privatisation

Staff of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) workers across the country demonstrated at their offices to protest the privatisation of the company.

The workers who were clad in red and black attire sang and danced amidst drumming on Thursday to mark this year's Public Service International Day.

Some of the placards read: “Protect ECG; ECG should not be sold; Mr. President; Do not sell ECG.”

Government in August 2014 signed that the ECG will be leased to a private company for up to 30 years.

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The government is highly indebted to the ECG, a $500million debt which Public Utilities Workers Union has identified as a cause of the company's financial struggles. Government's $500m debt to ECG constitutes between 60% to 70% of all ECG’s debts.

But the workers at the ECG are not buying into that idea, and therefore decided to use the celebration of the World Public Sector Workers Day which falls today to register their displeasure against the process.

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