Bono, Bono East and Ahafo PSWU elect new executive officers

By Robert Tachie Menson, GNA     

Sunyani, Sept. 15, GNA – The Public Services
Workers Union (PSWU) for Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions at its Regional
Council Conference has elected new regional executives to steer the affairs of
the Union for the next four years.

The one-day conference attended by 170
members discussed and reviewed the activities of the Union to measure its
progress in the regions to prepare towards the forthcoming national delegates’

The election was conducted and supervised by
the Union’s national executives, and in addition to the mainstream regional
executive positions, members were elected for the Youth and Women’s committees.

Mr. Patrick 
Kumah Adjei, the Nkoranza South Municipal Director of National
Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Chairperson and Mr. Saani Abdulai Aimah
of Audit Service, Sunyani, First Vice Chairperson.

Madam Celestina Naariyoug, a staff of Volta
River Authority, Sunyani, Second Vice Chairperson, Mr. Ernest Gadasi Kafui, a
staff of NCCE, Asunafo South District, First Trustee and Mad. Gladys Boateng of
Centre for National Culture, Sunyani, Second Trustee.

The Youth Committee comprised Mr. Emmanuel
Oduro, a staff of NCCE, Jaman South Municipality, Chairperson, Mr. Samuel
Asante, a staff of Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Techiman South Municipality,
Vice Chairperson and Mad. Winifred Amoako Owusu of Audit Service,
Atebubu-Amanten Municipality, Secretary.

The Women’s Committee consisted of Madam
Georgina Agyeiwaa, staff of NCCE, Tano South Municipality, Chairperson, Madam
Munira Martits of YEA, Sunyani, Vice Chairperson and Madam Juliana Kyeraa of
National Vocational Training Institute, Sunyani, Secretary.

Mr. John Sampah, the Acting Deputy General
Secretary of the Union, in a remark lamented that although the “provision
of public services had proven to be a major enabler of national development,
government was not investing enough in infrastructure and other resources that
could deliver quality public goods and services critical in addressing
inequality and poverty”.

Mr. Sampah urged all to “submit
proposals for Constitutional Amendment and Resolutions that would contribute to
make the PSWU stronger in the coming years and make it shine brighter among its
peers in the Trade Union Congress (TUC) fraternity”.

Mr. Charles Kwasi Kumi, the Regional
Industrial Relations Officer (IRO) in a report said during the period under
review, August 2015 to September 2019, the Union among others held regular
branch and Regional Council Officers (RCOs) meetings and also organised
workshops for members to sharpen their skills on negotiations and collective
bargaining agreements.

Mr. Kumi expressed satisfaction that the
regional industrial climate was congenial as there have been fruitful
collaborations and good working relationship among the RCOs, the TUC Regional
Secretariat and the other sister Unions.

Five members were presented with citations
and 32 inches coloured-television set each for their meritorious services for
the Union.