Police storm GIHOC as tension is at breaking points following opposition of workers to the resumption of duty by Maxwell Kofi Jumah, Managing Director of the company.’
The MD of GIHOC Distilleries Company Limited was on sick leave for some time but workers have been notified about his return which has angered the workers who accuse Jumah of running down the down to the point of collapse.
Police storm GIHOC
Scores of police personnel trooped to premises of GIHOC and positioned themselves at vantage points in anticipation of a possible demonstrate by the workers against the return of the MD.
The workers are wearing red hand bands as a sign of their opposition to the return of the MD.
Jumah is suspected of inviting the police because of a message he posted on the workers WhatsApp platform which reads “I hear there was a meeting this morning. Odame has suggested that they should wear red hand bands.
“I am directing that you can wear arm bands anywhere but not on the premises of GIHOC. You will be escorted out of GIHOC”.
Kaneshie Police Commander invited the union leaders to a meeting in his office.
In a memo signed by Akwasi Owusu Fordjour, Board Secretary, the Board of Directors of the company issued a memo which reads “all managers are to take notice that henceforth, the Board of Directors of GIHOC Distilleries Company Limited on the 15th Day of May, 2023 has dissolved the Interim Management Committee (IMC).
“The substantive Managing Director will from today be in-charge of the day-to-day administration of the company.”
On April 17, 2023, the Board of Directors set up an Interim Management Committee to handle the day-to-day running of the State-owned Enterprise (SOE) until the return of the MD.
It comprised Lawyer Annette Obenewaa Adutwum as Chairperson, Richmond Sam Quarm as Vice-Chairperson and Daniel Odame-Member.