The supervisors of Zoomlion in the Brong Ahafo Region are being accused by the workers of the company for investing their salaries into Menzgold for which reason they have not been paid for 8 months running.
According to MyNewsGh.com, only 38 cedis has hit the account of the poor street sweepers since March this year, 2018 and the workers can no longer keep calm about their suffering.
Hajia Ramadu who is the leader of the aggrieved sweepers alleged that the officials have used their monies for investment into struggling Menzgold which has made it difficult for them to pay salaries.
The Waste Management company has in the past been in the news for exploiting the sweat of its mostly uneducated staff and paying them paltry allowances at the end of the month.
The workers, numbering over sixty who were found spellbound at the bank earlier today described the payment as “insulting” when they were approached by journalists, and vowed to demonstrate against the company if the discrepancies are not resolved shortly.
Zoomlion’s Brong Ahafo Regional Public Jobs Officer, George Manu has said that he is sure they will be paid “soon”.
“I have not been able to send my daughter who has gained admission to a senior high school in the Ashanti region because I have been unable to buy her personal effects”, one Zoomlion staff lamented.
The workers have warned they would abandon their jobs and embark on a sit down strike if their accounts are not credited with the full amounts by the close of this week.
If the allegation is to be believed, it will mean the workers would have to wait a lot more as the embattled gold dealership firm, Menzgold Ghana Limited, said it has reached an agreement with its customers to scrap the payment of dividends to them.
The agreement is said to have been reached at a crunch meeting between Menzgold, customers and stakeholders on October 7, 2018, at Korkdam Hotel.
This, therefore, means that there would be no payment of dividends as earlier suggested.
“During the said meeting held around 3 pm, it was generally agreed that due to the challenges faced by the company and the fact that customers are no longer interested in dividends, it was wise to scrap the dividends,” a statement from Menzgold said.
The meeting, held between the board, management of Menzgold and customers numbering over 100 from all branches nationwide, was said to have been chaired by the Board Chairman of Menzgold Ghana Limited, Nana Yaw Offei, Corporate Manager, as well as Menzgold International Consultant.