By: Mabel Adorkor Annang
To celebrate the effective management of the first Gas infrastructure in Ghana, Ghana Gas Company has launched a Senior Staff Association week in Accra.
The Association was organized to promote, improve, defend the interest and labour rights and welfare of workers of Ghana Gas.
The Ghana Gas Senior Staff Association, GGSSA was birthed in 2019 when the Association received full certificate as a Trade Union Organization.
The Association received its Collective Bargaining Certificate, from the Labour Department and will soon obtain its Collective Bargaining Agreement, CBA with the Management of the Company.
The group was formed to push more Ghanaian Engineers into the Company as it previously had more expatriates.
At the launch, the Chairman of the GGSSA, Mr. Richmond Alamu touted the effective solutions introduced by the Staff which helped curtail the infamous “Dumsor” situation in the country.
He said the Association will continue to support management to help Ghana Gas grow.
“We need to produce more, and when we produce more, it means that we’ll have more facilities in, and also what it means is that, more Ghanaians will get more jobs. You know when you are producing, you know you are making a lot of income.” Mr. Alamu added.
The Chief Executive of Ghana Gas, Dr. Ben Asante urged the Association not to take interest only in Staff but also in the company’s expansion.
“Let me urge all of you, both technical and non-technical staff to join forces and fold up your sleeves as we strive to contribute our quota to expanding the gas infrastructure across the entire country.”
A Deputy Minister for Energy, Dr. Amin Adam charged the Staff of the company to help make the construction of the new gas processing plant a reality.
“I am confident that this Association will be constructive, rather than being destructive in your engagement with management. You would use the Association as a source of transformation and not a source of conflict.”
The Association week had the theme “Institutionalizing the Gas sector in Ghana for Socio-Economic development – the role of Ghana Gas worker.”