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Business News of Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Source: GNA

Workers in Ho in a fix as June salary delays

Ho, June 29, GNA - Majority of public sector workers in Ho are in a fix as to when their June salaries would be paid.

Since Monday, June 27, they have been calling at the various banking halls in anticipation of withdrawing their salaries but had to leave in disappointment.

Officials at the National Development Bank (NIB) and the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) told the GNA on Wednesday that they had been paying the June salaries since Monday, June 27.

Officials at the Unity Rural Bank also told the GNA that they had been paying salaries since June 24.

Officials at the Regional Treasury likewise told the GNA that the June Payment Advice had been sent to all the banks and wondered why they were not paying= the salaries.

The Banks, which are yet to start payment of the salaries, are the main branch of the Ghana Commercial Bank and its two other Branches at Ho Polytechnic and RTC.

The others are Barclays Bank, SG-SSB Bank, Zenith Bank and Stanbic Bank. Some officials at the Ghana Commercial Bank and Zenith Bank said though payment vouchers were in, the accounts were not credited.

"The pressure was heavy yesterday. Today, we came with full vigour to work, hoping to pay our clients but the accounts are empty," an official at Ghana Commercial Bank also told the GNA.

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