NLC summons NEDCo staff over demands for MD’s removal

The National Labour Commission (NLC) has summoned the staff of the Northern Electricity Company Limited (NEDCo) for a meeting after a complaint by the Ministry of Energy.

The complaint was filed after some aggrieved staff of NEDCo petitioned the Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, demanding the removal of their Managing Director, Osman Aludiba Ayuba.

The staff argued that the financial performance of the energy distribution company has worsened since his assumption of office in 2019.

The staff accused the MD of lacking a clear strategy for the company and quoting an exorbitant contract sum for a sole source procurement of point-of-sale devices and also worsening distribution losses of the company.

In protest to demand the MD’s removal, the staff has partially withdrawn their services in their operational areas.

William Kwame Asare, the Senior Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of NEDCo said they were ready to rally behind a common goal to uplift NEDCo but until then, they will not call off their partial withdrawal of services.

Meanwhile, the Managing Director in an interview with Citi News denied all the allegations levelled against him.

He appealed to the staff to allow the Board of the Company to attend to their concerns and not run to the media as they are currently doing.