Ministers Run Away From Demo Workers

Outraged workers in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, who hit the streets yesterday in a nationwide protest declared by organized labour over the unbearable cost of living in the country, became more upset when they realized that neither the Western Regional Minister nor his deputy was around to receive their petition.

The irate workers, who marched through the principal streets of Sekondi-Takoradi for about three hours, later converged at the entrance of the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) to present a petition to the Regional Minister.

Upon reaching the entrance of the RCC, the visibly angry workers insisted that they wanted to see the Regional Minister, but they were prevented from entering the premises by the police.

The leadership of the workers was however, allowed to go to the minister’s office to present the petition on behalf of the workers.

But to the utter dismay of the leaders, both the regional minister, Paul Evans Aidoo and his deputy, Alfred Ekow Gyan, were not at post to receive the document.