Organized Labour members in the Ashanti Region are gearing up for a meeting on Tuesday to finalize protest routes for the planned February 13 demonstration against the government’s imposition of a 15 percent VAT on Electricity.
The directive for members to wear red bands symbolizes their dissatisfaction with the tax, and despite the government temporarily halting the decision for further discussions with the International Monetary Fund, Organized Labour leadership asserts their commitment to persist until the decision is completely reversed.
Paul Kofi Adu, the Ashanti Regional Industrial Relations Officer of the General Transport Petroleum and Chemical Workers, highlights the unified stance of members in their actions. Expressing discontent with the impact of the 15% VAT on electricity, he states that the leadership will push forward with their agenda if there is no positive response from authorities by the set date.
“We are on course, and we haven’t given up until we receive a positive reaction from those at the helm of affairs.”