The Managing Director of GIHOC distilleries, Maxwell Kofi Jumah, has received the backing of the company’s management following a protest by some workers on Tuesday, May 16.
The workers, who claimed to be owed salary arrears, accused the MD of running down the company and demanded his removal.
They also alleged that their contributions to SSNIT and Provident fund have not been paid for almost a year.
The workers blamed Mr. Jumah, who has been at the helm of GIHOC distilleries for six years, for the poor performance of the company.
They wore red armbands and expressed their grievances to Citi News, calling on the government to sack Mr Jumah immediately.
However, the management of the company has dismissed the allegations as false. Nana Kwesi Adubofour, Sales Manager at GIHOC, said there was no mismanagement and that only 30 workers out of over 500 participated in the protest.
He said the salary arrears were not three months as claimed by the workers, but only one month which would be paid by next week. He also said this month’s salary would be paid by the end of the month.