The aggrieved workers of the Golden Tulip Hotel, a hotel partly owned by the Government of Ghana (GoG) and the Ghana Libya Arab Holdings Company (GLAHCO), have called on the President, John Dramani Mahama, to set up a committee to probe the activities of the current Ghanaian managers of the hotel to halt the acts of corruption and mismanagement going on at the hotel.
Speaking at a press conference at the hotel’s premises in Accra, Madam Henrietta Aboagye, the Secretary to the Golden Tulip Workers Union, under the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), said they have petitioned the President and the Finance Minister, Seth Terpker and the stakeholders of GLAHCO, before the month of August but nothing has been heard in terms of acknowledgement of receipt of the petitions.
The workers clad in red armed band, demanded from the President and the Finance Minister, who doubles as the Board Chairman, to as a matter of urgency set up a committee to investigate the charges leveled against the management team, led by the Acting Managing Director (MD), Mr Francis Deyegbe, Tahidu Bukari, the Financial Controller, Araba Akuabaaba Quagraine, the Human Resource Manager, Bertha De Graft-Johnson, the Sales and Marketing Manager and Ernest Asamaoh, Director Finance and Administration for GLAHCO.
She said, the behaviour of the Minister was indicative to the workers that the Government was not concern about the gross mismanagement at the hotel.
She posited that in spite of the two petitions sent to the Minister about the current development at the hotel and the possible collapse, he had been coming to hold meetings with some influential personalities in the country without attending to the issues raised in the petitions addressed to him.