Attempts by some aggrieved workers to discredit the Managing Director of GIHOC Distilleries, Maxwell Kofi Jumah, has backfired as top management members of the company continue to lend solid support to the MD’s mandate.
The top management officials in an interview with the New Crusading GUIDE revealed that the company has experienced huge improvement under the able leadership of Mr. Kofi Jumah and should not be given the negative publicity since that could affect its growth.
The interview was in reaction to the many allegations levelled against the MD in line with a recent protest held by the casual workers at the premises of the company, seeking an improvement in their conditions of service.
More so, speaking with a section of the media over the weekend, Sales Manager of the company, Nana Kwesi Adubofour, said the protest was unfortunate; and that it could only happen because of the “over-generosity” of the Managing Director.
He said “Most of the people that are agitating were casual workers. The MD made them permanent workers, and some of them received GHS250 and GHS500. This time they are receiving not less than GHS1500 a month.
“What are the they talking about the incompetence of the MD? During Covid period, we even employed some of them doing that demonstration. We have 565 workers, so if you have these 20 people just loitering and saying all these things because the man was generous to them, it is very unfortunate.”
Mr Adubofour revealed that the MD had been unwell for some few days now, triggering the creation of an Interim Management Committee (IMC) to manage affairs on his behalf.
“The very people doing the agitation are from technical and production staff. The board dissolved the IMC, and the technical manager was part of the IMC. So, what happened three weeks ago that was different from today?” If you ask me if there is any element of sabotage I will say yes. Because if indeed their grievances are genuine and they want to do it right why did they wait till the assumption of the MD? Why did they not stage the demonstration three weeks ago but today? Why did they not stage the demonstration when the IMC was in charge of affairs?” he quizzed.
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