- Martin Akowuah has expressed surprise over the reported dismissal of his petition against the National Identification Authority (NIA) by the National Labour Commission
- Akowuah states that the NIA has not yet responded to his petition, and no hearing date has been set, making the alleged dismissal by the NLC untenable
- Akowuah's legal team has contacted the NLC, expressing shock at the report by The New Crusading Guide newspaper
Martin Akowuah, the 39-year-old man who has dragged the NIA to the National Labour Commission over his unfair dismissal, has accused Kwaku Baako's New Crusading Guide newspaper, of publishing fake news about him and the ongoing issue.
In a surprising turn of events, a front-page headline in the November 20, 2023 edition of the New Crusading Guide claimed that the National Labour Commission (NLC) had reportedly decided on the matter between Martin Akowuah and the National Identification Authority (NIA).
According to the publication, Akowuah's petition has been dismissed by the Commission.
However, Akowuah, the petitioner, has expressed shock at the reported dismissal, stating that the NIA, to the best of his knowledge, has not yet responded to the NLC regarding the petition he lodged with them on August 21, 2023.
The aggrieved former staff of NIA said he found it peculiar that the newspaper would publish the false news when the NLC has not set a hearing date between him and the NIA.
Already, Akowuah's legal team has promptly reached out to the NLC, and they have revealed their astonishment at the publication.
Akowuah's solicitors are now addressing this new development, intending to reach out to the media house, particularly as Akowuah claims his image has been used without his consent in what he refers to as "fake publications".
Speaking on the matter to YEN.com.gh, Akowuah stated:
"The tenets of natural justice will be pursued to its logical conclusions."
He expressed concerns that if this is an attempt by certain individuals to preempt the matter, their intentions will not see the light of day.
The 39-year-old man dragged the NIA to the National Labour Commission claiming unfair dismissal.
Martin Akowuah claims he was sacked via a notice that was sent to his WhatsApp for attending to Ghana Card seekers earlier than the official 8 a.m. time.
According to him, he and his team started work earlier because they were hoping to deal with the problem of long queues that constantly form at their station.
Hundreds sign petition to reinstate Martin Akowuah
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a related story that an online petition to get the 39-year-old man reinstated has been gathering momentum.
Many Ghanaians who have signed the petition feel the former NIA staff has been unfairly treated.
Lady sacked from work applies for international opportunities, gets hired
In a separate story, YEN.com.gh reported that a lady who got laid off from her contract job decided to apply for international opportunities on the Internet.
The lady, Annie Nikks, said she applied to remote job opportunities in Canada and the United States of America, USA and received a breakthrough.
Annie shared her testimony as she received three job offers in both Canada and the USA in less than two weeks.
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