TUC PRO Expresses Disappointment That NPP MPs Did Not Join ‘Hands Off Our Hotels’ Demo


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The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has voiced disappointment over the absence of majority Members of Parliament (MPs) in a recent demonstration against the sale of SSNIT hotels.


Naa Ayele Sakyere, TUC’s Public Relations Officer, expressed her frustration, emphasizing that such issues concerning national assets demand unified support from all political quarters.

In an interview with 3FM Sunrise, Naa Ayele regretted the lack of participation from MPs of the ruling party, stating, “I wished that NPP members too were on the ground to show that this is about Ghana.”

She praised minority MPs who did join the protest, highlighting Okudzeto Ablakwa’s dedication to safeguarding state assets.

Since 2018, TUC has vehemently opposed the sale of SSNIT hotels, arguing that it compromises the welfare of workers.


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According to Naa Ayele, organized labor has consistently opposed the sale since it was first proposed to the SSNIT board, of which they are members. She underscored the broader implications, stressing, “This is about Ghana and all workers.”

The ‘Hands off our Hotels’ demonstration, led by Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, aimed to deliver a petition to President Akufo-Addo, urging him to intervene.

Despite some disturbances during the protest, the Deputy Chief of Staff received the petition on behalf of the President, signaling expectations for further action.

The TUC remains steadfast in its commitment to protecting workers’ interests and ensuring that vital national assets like the SSNIT hotels are not hastily privatized.


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