GPRTU BROUHAHA: Seven-member elected National Executives dissolved to pave way for Delegates’ Conference

The ongoing brouhaha among the rank and file of the Ghana Public Road Transport Union (GPRTU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) seems not to be over as it dissolves the seven-member elected national leadership of the Union following an alleged constitutional breach by the national chairman, Mr. Kwmae Kuma.

According to the Union, the National Chairman, Mr Kwame Kuma, has connived with the National 1st Trustee, Augustine Mensah, to ignore the National Executive Committee (NEC), filed a case in court against the Union General Secretary, when the issue at hand was purely an industrial-related problem and within the authority of NEC.

Furthermore, with the aim to hold on to the Chairman position when his term of office elapsed in September 15, 2019, Mr. Kuma have delibrately put the delegates conference in limbo from the previous year up to date.

To ensure the Union holds its DelegatesConference this year, the National leadership has been dissolved whiles an Interim Management Committee (IMC) has been set up to take over and prepare for the Union’s Delegattes’s Conference scheduled for Monday, August 24, 2020, in Kumasi.

Members of the Interim Management Committee consist of Mr Benjamin Kusi, GPRTU National Advisor as the chairperson, Mr Godfred Abulbire, Upper East GPRTU chairman as the secretary, and Mr Emmanuel Nii Ankrah, GPRTU Greater Accra Regional Chairman as a co-opted member.

Mr John Ansah, Deputy Secretary of the Trades Union Congress, who superintended over the event, called on all members to co-operate with the IMC as well support them as they prepare for the Conmference.

Unity he said is of essence now as the Union faces some leadership crisises hence called on all and sundry come together with a common goal ahead of their impending polls as well as eschew any act of violence before, during, and after their delegates’ conference.

In addition, commended the entire membership of the Union for their diligence, thus encourage them to continue to be committed to the virtues as they collaborate with the Interim Management Committee to ensure a successful conference as well a smooth and transparent tenure as interim managers of the Union.

Adding that, the IMC would collaborate with them to have a successful tenure as interim managers.

Mr. John Ansah also used the ocassion to plead with all aspiring cnadidates and suppporters to be decroum as they campaign ahead of Monday’s National Delegates Conference to elect its National Executives to run the Union for the next four years.

Source: / Ishmael Barfi

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