The Northern Regional Minister, Shani Alhassan Saibu, has given assurances that the Regional Safety Council (REGSEC) will work to take care of the protection considerations being expressed by employees of the Northern Electrical energy Distribution Firm (NEDCo).
He stated safety businesses within the area are ready to supply satisfactory safety; allaying the fears of the employees.
Employees of NEDCo and the Volta River Authority (VRA) in Tamale have withdrawn their companies to the neighborhood following an assault on the workplaces by some residents final Saturday.
The employees contends that the assault has heightened their fears and that they can not threat their lives working within the space; because of this, they’re unwilling to hold out any duties that can take them exterior the precincts of the corporate.
Shani Alhassan Saibu has referred to as for calm, assuring the employees of plans by his outfit to make sure that they’re secure within the line of responsibility.
“We at REGSEC have given them the reassurance already that we’ll cooperate and assist them to make sure that they do their job. As for these skirmishes which are taking place, I don’t suppose it’s a deterrence for NEDCo staff to proceed their work. The safety service is able to help them anytime they wish to perform their work. REGSEC could be very keen going to help.””
“I’ve spoken to the Managing Director, and I’m chopping brief no matter I’m doing in order that on Thursday I’ll return to Tamale and so if there’s the necessity to maintain an emergency REGSEC assembly, that can be one thing we’ll do”, Mr. Saibu stated on Eyewitness Information.
Chairman of the Senior Employees Affiliation (SSA) of NEDCo and VRA in Tamale, William Okay. Asare who confirmed the withdrawal of companies intimated that the choice was arrived at after an emergency employees assembly on Wednesday following the elevated state of concern amongst members.
“Following the assaults on Saturday, employees of VRA and NEDCo met, and the decision on the finish of the assembly is that we don’t really feel secure to go on the market and perform our work. So, for the concern of our lives, we’re unable to take care of any job that can take us exterior the premises.”
Over the weekend, components of the NEDCo workplaces in Tamale had been vandalized by some offended youth in protest of the supposed frequent police brutality.
The protesters marched by means of some principal streets of Tamale to the corporate and destroyed some properties of the facility distribution firm.
However following the unlucky incident, the NEDCo staff say any work exercise that can be on the peril of their lives has been suspended indefinitely.
“For instance, if there’s a energy outage someplace, and we’ve got to go and restore the fault, go to a station to restore the fault, we’re unable to take action for concern of our expensive life. However any job that we’ve got to do within the workplace, we will try this.”
In the meantime, the administration of NEDCo says it’s actually disturbed over the latest happenings.
It stated, extra worrying is a circulating audio disclosing deliberate makes an attempt to abduct some employees members of the corporate.
Company Communications Supervisor of NEDCo, Mr. Maxwell Kotoka is nonetheless optimistic about discovering options to the state of affairs.
“An Audio had emerged. In that audio, the voice is heard calling on indigenes to kidnap NEDCo employees. Our employees stay locally with the individuals, so if that is what’s being dropped, then the issue is clearly greater than what we’re . Administration could be very involved. We had been partaking till this audio emerged. We haven’t given up, we’ll nonetheless have interaction.”