A group calling itself 1993/1994 retrenched of Ghana Cocoa Board and COCOBOD Officers Association has petitioned the Parliament of Ghana to intervene on their behalf to receive the amount due them.
According to the group’s secretary, Mr. William Boadu, the sacked workers of COCOBOD were underpaid their benefits which has had serious repercussions on their lives and families.
The group bemoans that members were laid off by COCOBOD in the years 1993 and 1994 without due diligence, however, following legal action against their dismissal, the court directed COCOBOD to pay the required benefits to the former workers.
The group in their petition is seeking the Speaker of Parliament and the Office of the Special Prosecutor to probe the matter and get them their required entitlement and failure to hear anything positive from the Parliament after a month would resort in a hunger strike at all COCOBOD offices across the country.
Receiving the petition on behalf of Mr. Speaker, MP for Pru west, Stephen Jalula and MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzato Ablakwa assure the group of delivering their petition to the Speaker and believe the needful would be done and get their challenges addressed.