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Over 5000 temporal workers of EC plan demonstration over unpaid allowances

Some workers contracted by the Electoral Commission to work on the 2020 presidential and parliamentary election have been agitating over the delay in their payment.

About 5000 of the aggrieved temporal workers are up in arms with their employer for non-payment of what is due them.

According to the workers, all efforts to get their monies from the Electoral Commission have fallen on deaf ears.

The aggrieved contract workers accused the Deputy Commissioner of EC, Dr. Bossman Asare, of playing hide and seek with them – an act they claim is giving them no option other than to demonstrate against EC.

On behalf of the unpaid workers, one of the presiding officers, Nene Quarshie, in an interview with Accra-based Original 91.9FM registered his displeasure at the development making life unbearable for them.

He added that if the Election Commission doesn’t pay them in the near few days, they would storm their premises unexpectedly.

Meanwhile, all efforts to get the Electoral Commission for some response proved futile.

Earlier, the Electoral Commission announced it has begun payments of individuals who were engaged in the 2020 elections exercise.

According to a memo issued by the election governing body, the payment is in batches because of the numbers involved therefore all the contracted workers will be paid soon.

“The payment is in batches because of the numbers involved. All officials should be rest assured that the commission will pay them,” the memo dated April 26 read in parts.

 

By: Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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