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CLOSSAG bares teeth at government over interference in its activities

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The leadership of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOGSAG) has called on civil servants at the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MMDAs) in Greater Accra region to wear red arm bands ahead of series of protest to register their pleasure over the government’s interference in their affairs.

According to media report from the emergency meeting of CLOGSAG members in Accra today, Friday, 17 May 2019 they also announced they will be embarking on series of demonstrations from 28 May to 31 May 2019 in protest against what they describe as political interference in their affairs.

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CLOGSAG is accusing government of usurping the authority of civil servants and dismissing and replacing civil servants with political appointees.

CLOGSAG last month fought the appointment of a Deputy Chief Labour Officer, Mr Francis Ofori Kwansah as acting Chief Labour Officer at the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations.

The Chief Labour Officer at the Ministry, Mr Eugene Narh Korletey sued sector Minister Ignatius Baffour Awuah for wrongful reassignment.

According to Mr Korletey, the minister had singled him out for abuse and victimisation despite diligently discharging his duties as the head of the Labour Department at the Ministry since 2013.

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Mr Korletey, in his application for a judicial review filed at the Accra High Court, also prayed the court to order the minister not to interfere in the work of the labour department.

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