Job insecurity It's taken too long to fix dumsor - TUC boss

The Trades Union Congress has called on government to end the power crisis because workers are losing hope.

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General Secretary of TUC, Kofi Asamoah with President John Mahama play

General Secretary of TUC, Kofi Asamoah with President John Mahama

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Secretary General the Trades Union Congress (TUC) of Ghana, Kofi Asamoah says workers are losing hope in the countless promises made by government to fix the power crisis.

Mr. Kofi Asamoah said “it’s taken too long to fix the dumsor.”

He said some companies have cut down staff numbers due to the on -going power crisis.

“Thousands of Ghanaian workers have been denied jobs due to dumsor and many more are likely to lose their jobs.”

Speaking at the 2015 National May Day parade in Accra, he said as a result of the blackouts, Ghana is beginning to “lose its status as the preferred investment avenue” in Africa.

“We know it didn’t start today, but it is within your tenure… do anything possible to resolve it. It must end now.”

According to him, the energy crisis still lingers on due to “long period of neglect” and failure to expand infrastructure in the energy sector. He said government should consider long term measures such as the building of solar panel across the country to complement hydro power among others.

“Provide leadership that will lead us out of this energy crisis. It’s taking too long to fix it and we are beginning to lose hope,” the TUC boss opined.

He, however, called on government to implement short term measures to minimize the rampant power outages in the country.

According to him, some employers have started laying off their workers which to them will increase unemployment rate in the country, a situation they described as a a threat to national security.

He noted that the situation is so dire to the extent that workers are now thriving on “personal loans” to survive because what “started three years ago as energy crisis is turning into severe economic crisis.”

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