Information picked by THE REPUBLIC indicated that management of Cocoa Board in collaboration with the Cocoa Marketing Company (CMC) has tricked their casual workers to employ what they termed ” protocol list ” from high authority.
These casual workers who have been with the two institutions – Cocoa Board and CMC for over six years, however, threatened to lay down their tools if not is done about their employment.
According to our sources closed to the Cocoabod and CMC, information was sent to the casual workers that the institutions would be employing people of about 600 and that they(casual workers) would be considered first as permanent workers both internal and external before any other person(s).
The casual workers numbering over 250 had undergone various interviews across the country and was assured of permanent employment, but this assurance rather turned to be false as they been
Our sources claimed, recently lots of new faces were seen all over the company said to be the new employees through protocol numbering over 600.
In the breakdown of the protocol lists, the source alleged that the Vice President Mahamoudu Bawumia brought in 165, First lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo 150, second lady Semira Bawumia, 35 and Board Chairman of Cocoabod, Hackman Owusu-Agyeman 100.
Others who brought the protocol lists includes Cocoabod CEO, Joseph Aidoo, 83; Joe Forson, CMC MD, 77; Madam Doreen Amartey, head of Human Resource Manager 65.
The protocol list outnumbered the required number of employees, thereby making it possible for the casual workers who were interviewed been ignored.
Our alleged that some of the heads collected various gifts including cows, goats, the tuber of yam, among others from the new employees after they were handed with their employment letters.
Our sources said, the casual workers, therefore, threatened to lay down their tools and go in the streets to register their concerns.
THE REPUBLIC would keep an eye on the development at the COCOBOD and CMB as the sources indicated more rots to be revealed at the two institutions.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Delali Awuyeh