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Mineworkers’ Union cautions EC against pronouncements likely to undermine credibility of elections

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The Ghana Mineworkers’ Union (GMWU) has asked the Electoral Commission (EC) to refrain from making public pronouncements that have the tendency to undermine the credibility of the upcoming general election and its eventual outcome.

General Secretary of the Union, Abdul-Moomin Gbana, described as needless the purported announcement by the EC that results of the elections this year, will be declared after 24- hours of voting without due regard to statute and experiences from the country’s recent electoral history.

He called on the EC to operate within its constitutional mandate by remaining professional and impartial to ensure free, fair, transparent and violent-free elections next week.

Mr. Gbana said this at the opening session of the Union’s National Executive Council meeting in Accra.

The two-day National Executive Council Meeting is to offer the platform for the Union to review its activities of the year and devise strategies for the ensuing year.

The address of the General Secretary of the Union Moomin Abdul-Gbana touched on pertinent issues bordering on the country.

They include corruption and the Covid-19 pandemic.

On the impending elections, Mr. Abdul-Gbana entreated all stakeholders to commit to the peace and stability of the nation.

While calling on the EC to remain professional, he admonished the political parties to be measured in their expectations.

Chairman of the Union, Mensah Kwarko Gyakari decried the rising popularity of fixed term contract for workers in the mining sector resulting in frequent redundancy.

Deputy General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Joshua Ansah encouraged workers in the country to stand up against corruption as it threatens national development.

A minute silence was observed in memory of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings for his contributions to the mining sector.

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