Ghana Water Workers Threaten Closing of Plants, Graphic Reports

Jan 24, 2014 5:05 am ET

Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Staff of Ghana Water Co. in the Accra and Tema metropolitan area have threatened to shut down five treatment plants at the end of this month if overtime allowances owed them are not paid, the Daily Graphic reports.

The shutdown will cut water supplies to residents in the capital, Tema and surrounding towns, the Accra-based newspaper said, citing Joseph Mensah, leader of the aggrieved workers.

The workers, numbering 180, called for the resignation of the chief manager for the Accra-Tema metropolitan area, Emmanuel Appiah, accusing him of corruption and disrespect, the newspaper said.

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