Protest Baker Hughes workers demonstrate in solidarity with paralyzed staff

The Ghanaian Engineer has been left to his fate by Baker Hughes, an American oil and gas services company

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Some workers of Baker Hughes, an oil service provider in Takoradi, have embarked on strike in solidarity with a young Ghanaian Engineer who has been left to his fate.

The helpless Andrew Boateng is an engineer with Baker Hughes Ghana but was doing rotational work in Congo and Gabon.

He was said to have been involved in a terrible accident in Gabon in the company's vehicle on official duty on April 2014 and was subsequently airlifted to Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, whilst in coma.

Read more: Afia Schwarzenegger drags Baker Hughes to labour office over paralyzed Ghanaian engineer

Later, when he regained consciousness he reportedly spent a couple of weeks at the hospital and was first moved to a nursing home and finally to another home for the aged called Serenity Home, also in Johannesburg, when the company stopped catering for his needs.

See also: Ghanaian engineer abandoned to die in S.A hospital by employers

Reports indicate that the company stopped catering for his needs after he was transferred to Serenity Home.

An activist who did not want to be named reported that Andy had been lying in a poor hospital in South Africa and no family member has visited him for over a year now.

Engineer Andrew Boateng in South African Hospital   play

Engineer Andrew Boateng in South African Hospital

 

 

Meanwhile, management of Baker Hughes are holding a press conference in Accra whiles staff in Takoradi have stage a demonstration in support of Andrew Boateng.

Report indicates that Baker Hughes have threatened to deal workers who took part in the demonstration.

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