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GPRTU to elect new executives after protests against old leadership

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has asked Executives of the union to step aside as an interim committee has been formed to elect new executives members 

This follows a protest by some members of the union who had said the chairman was overstaying his tenure as their leader.

The GPRTU National Executive Committee subsequently dissolved the national leadership of the transport union, citing gross violations of the provisions of the union’s constitution.

The election, which is set to take place later on Wednesday, became heated because of calls for a postponement following the death of one of the leading candidates for the Chairmanship position, Mr. Ben Kusi, who passed away last Sunday.

The acting National Public Relations officer of the union, Abass Moro, insisted that the election will take place today, August 26, 2020, as members have already picked nomination forms.

The Angry members of the union who had been calling for the chairman to step down accused him of being in bed with the current government hence his reason for not stepping aside for elections to take place.

Some members of the GPRTU branches across the country said if the chairman failed to step aside by the September 24, they would form an Interim Management Committee to take over the affairs of the union.

They also threatened not to allow their members nationwide to operate from September 24 if the government fails to intervene.

The union’s NEC also accused Mr Kumah of lodging money belonging to the union in his personal account with total disregard of Article 14 (a) of the GPRTU constitution.

 Story by Naa Anyema Collison

About Naa Anyema Collison

A broadcast journalist who has an interest in financial happenings in the world of business. Currently the face of AM News Host of Kids House Business Desk @Adoa Television

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