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Regional News of Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Source: starrfmonline.com

Eastern reg. Police support workers demo with brass band

A section of the members of the Police band who joined the demonstrators A section of the members of the Police band who joined the demonstrators

The Organised Labour demonstration in the Eastern region received a major boost Wednesday after the regional Police commander DCOP Angwubutoge Awuni supported their protest with the Police band.

The Police commander also indicated that although the Police identified itself with the concerns of workers, they cannot join them on the streets to protest.

Addressing leaders of the workers before the commencement of the protest march, ACP Awuni said “I will urge you to impress upon your people to do what will not drag us into confrontation”.

He continued: “...I wouldn’t like our action to destroy the beauty of what you are doing...we are all workers, let me be very frank with you, if it goes well it goes well for me but I cannot go out there and demonstrate”.

Workers across the country are demonstrating over government’s refusal to withdraw the newly introduced Energy Sector Levy. The workers say the move by the Mahama-led administration is insensitive.

Government however insists the levy is needed to fix the challenges in the energy sector.

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