B/A: Anger as Zoomlion workers receive GHC 38 each for 8 months work


Some employees of waste management firm, Zoomlion Ghana Ltd, in the Sunyani Municipality of the Brong-Ahafo region are boiling with rage after going to the bank to realize that only GHC 38.00 has hit their individual accounts as payments for wages which had been in arrears for eight months.

The workers, numbering over sixty who were found spellbound at the bank earlier today described the payment as “insulting” when they were approached by journalists, and vowed to demonstrate against the company if the discrepancies are not resolved shortly.

An assurance from the Zoomlion’s Brong Ahafo Regional Public Jobs Officer, George Manu was what soothed the workers when they threatened to protest for the release of their wages last week, only to arrive at the bank today to “such disappointing amounts”, the workers lamented.

“I have not been able to send my daughter who has gained admission to a senior high school in the Ashanti region because I have been unable to buy her personal effects”, one woman who feared her daughter’s education would hit the rocks cried out.

The workers have warned they would abandon their jobs and embark on a sit down strike if their accounts are not credited with the full amounts by the close of this week.

Officials of Zoomlion Ghana Ltd are yet to make any pronouncement on the development, as the fate of many more employees who have yet to receive wages for the past 8 months hand in balance.

Leader of the aggrieved workers, Hajia Ramadu says she suspects the officials have used their monies for investment into struggling Menzgold.