Crime

Chinese allegedly assaults Ghanaian worker at project site

A Chinese supervisor at Zhongmei Engineering Group Limited, the construction company constructing the Pokuase Interchange, has allegedly assaulted one of the Ghanaian workers at the site.

In an interview with the GNA, the Secretary General of the General Construction, Manufacturing and Quarry Workers Union (GCMQWU), Mrs Comfort Agambaa, said she heard on January 7, 2020 that a Chinese supervisor by name Maah assaulted Abubakar Danjima, a worker at the site at Pokuase without any provocation.

She said the case was reported at the Pokuase Police Station and it took the police two hours to locate and arrest the suspect at his hideout at the Ayawaso School of Hope, and he was later granted bail by the police.

Mrs Agambaa said other workers at the site said that they have been going through a lot of intimidation from Chinese supervisors for some time now, and called on the Police Administration to investigate the assault case thoroughly.

In a related development Mr David Danquah, Secretary to the local union in a petition, said the continuous harassment from Chinese supervisors was making the workers at the site to live in fear.

He said though the case was with the police the victim was sacked, while the suspect was still at post, and demanded that the Chinese supervisor if culpable should be punished and later deported.

“We unionised workers of GCMQWU are demanding for the immediate re-instatement of Abubakar Danjima to ensure industrial peace. We are also calling on the institutions involved to investigate the issue and deport the Chinese supervisor involved,” the petition stated. – GNA

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