Police remove picketing railway construction workers

Tuesday 18th June, 2019
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By Isaac Newton Tetteh GNA

Shai Hills (GAR) June 18, GNA - Police personnel from Tema, Afienya, Doyumu and Dodowa have dispersed agitating workers of AFCONS with tear gas, warning shots and beating.

Chief Superintendent of Police Patrick Kwapong, Dodowa Police commander, told the media that, the Police had given the protestors ample time to register their displeasure.

He added that, the protestors where pelting the police personnel with stones, a situation that compelled the police to disperse them.

The Ghana News Agency observed that some of the protestors were injured as a result of the severe beating while others were arrested and sent to the Dodowa police station for further interrogations.

The police had already picked 13 workers over alleged diversion of materials which belonged to the AFCONS infrastructure company limited.

The workers, in their response, told the GNA that the allegation were untrue but a calculated attempt by the authorities and the police to intimidate them.

Mr. Emmanuel Tenedu, who represented the outsourcing companies, addressing the media, stated that the workers had no such entitlement to work directly with AFCONS infrastructure limited since the third party agencies recruited and deployed them to the company

According to him, the actions of the workers were illegal and he would ensure that the workers were brought to book.

There were heavy security presence as at the time the GNA left the site at 1500 hours