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General News of Thursday, 3 May 2018

Source: Prince Sigli

Tema District Council commends Akufo-Addo for appointing a 'unionist' as MCE

Chairman of the Tema District Council of Labour (TDCL), Ebenezer Kodwo has expressed gratitude to President Akufo-Addo for appointing Felix Mensah Nii Annang-La as Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE).

According to him, Anang-La who is a Unionist understands the problems of the entire workforce and how to find solutions them and that his appointment was not a mistake.

“On behalf of the TDCL and the entire workforce of Tema, I thanked the President for appointing Mr Anang-La and congratulate him also for his appointment”.

Mr Kodwo made the remarks at the 2018 May Day Celebration Party in Tema on Tuesday.

He said the TDCL have tried, tested and tasted the leadership capabilities and integrity of Mr Anang-La, adding that, the experience gained by him in the management of labour issues would practically be implemented.

Mr Kodwo said the MCE ability to deliver was demonstrated clearly prior to and during the 2018 May Day celebration.

He assured the President of the TDCL unflinching support to Mr Anang-La in the execution of his duties as well as ensuring that all government policies and programmes be implemented in the Tema Metropolitan Area.

The Chairman said the MCE initiative, dubbed: “The Tema Restoration Agenda (TRA)” would also be fully supported by TDLC to see the light of day.

The TRA is an initiative instituted by the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) to restore the industrial city back to its initial status in the areas of infrastructure, sanitation, education, Health and socio-economic activities.

He said the Tema Metropolis as an industrial city could only be well managed by a Unionist like Mr Anang-La, adding that, “the plight of workers must be handled by persons who have been in the same shoes.”

Mr Anang-La in receiving an award on behalf of a unionist who isa deceased, he a knowledge the contribution of workers in the development of the country.

He said the labour force in Ghana is an example for countries in Sub- Saharan Africa as they show a shining example in terms of productivity towards development.

The MCE urged the labour unions to put in their best to supporting government policies and programmes for President Akufo-Addo to succeed.

He also appealed to the people of Tema to support the TMA development agenda to develop the metropolis.

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