The Agricultural Development Bank Limited (adb) has denied reports that its unionized workers have begun a sit down strike in protest against the continuous stay in office of the bank’s managing director and board members.
The unionized workers of the bank were yesterday directed by UNICOF to embark on a nationwide sit down strike to drum home their demand for the removal of the managing director Stephen Kpordzih and the dissolution of the board of the bank.
[contextly_sidebar id=”VKVbZVQB38ytn1Txp3jzbCgSvvkziNWb”]According to the staff union they have been compelled to take the decision due to government’s unwillingness to ask the MD and the board to step aside as the Bank of Ghana investigates allegations of financial malfeasance and conflict of interest leveled against them.
But a press statement from the bank refuted reports of a sit down.
According to the statement ‘ management’s attention has been drawn to stories in the media about a supposed illegal sit down strike by staff of our Bank being orchestrated by UNICOF.
Management wishes to inform the general public the announcement is untrue’.
Per the sit down strike unionized workers of the bank were instructed not open the strong room of the bank to protect its cash as well as to keep the front doors of the banks closed to minimize agitations from customers of the bank.
UNICOF also directed the unionized staff of the bank not to log into the bank’s machines and systems and also be in their red armbands and ties.
However according to the bank such directives have not been yielded to by its workers and customers must ignore such reports.
‘Agricultural Development Bank Limited wishes to inform and assure its numerous cherished customers and the general public that the all its branches and head office departments are operating and are opened for business and rendering all banking and customer services.
We hereby inform all cherished customers that the Bank is opened to business today and all its customers are encouraged to enter any of our over 78 branches to transact business’.
However Citi Business News Norvan Acquah- Hayford who visited three of the bank’s branches in Accra including its Osu and Ringway branches reports that the workers are indeed embarking on a sit down strike.
By: Vivian Kai Lokko/citifmonline.com/Ghana