CPC workers declare MD persona non grata

Nana Agyenim Boateng I is the Managing Director of the Cocoa Processing Company

Members of the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) of Ghana at Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) have rejected an investigative report on their Managing Director, Nana Agyenim Boateng I.

Nana Boateng I was interdicted for financial malfeasance earlier this year.

An investigative committee was set up to look into the matters.

The committee is said to have finished its work but absolved the interdicted MD of any blame.

As a result, the workers are surprised the report came out when they had not seen it.

“We are surprised that, the report that is yet to be validated and signed, has been surreptitiously published by someone to pre-empt any censoring by the aggrieved parties,” the ICU members said in a letter to the Company’s Board Chairman.

Signed by Acting General Secretary Emmanuel Benimah, the letter raised issues about contradictions in the report.

“However, we find the conflicting nature of the Investigative Committee’s report which in one breath is condemning the unprofessional attitude of the Managing Director and in the same breath absolving him of his malfeasance, quite interesting.

“This, to say the least, smacks of insincerity on the part of the Committee.”

They described the report as “twisted” and “biased”.

Therefore, they have threatened the MD against setting foot at the Company.

“Now, coming to the gravemen of the Unions’ opposition to the report, its twisted and biased account and recommendation in the face of clear and present evidence of malfeasance of the interdicted Managing Director, has more than ever before, strengthened their resolve of the entire unionised members of Cocoa Processing Company and the mother union (ICU-Ghana) to declare the interdicted Managing Director a persona non grata at CPC and, as such, he must not step his foot on the CPC premises.

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“If he does so, indeed, the unionised members and the entire workforce of CPC cannot be held accountable for any repercussions of his defiance.”

It sought the Board’s intervention to avert any worker agitation at Cocoa Processing Company.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana


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