Railway Workers to have their salary arrears paid next week- Joe Ghartey hints
Hon Joe Ghartey said to alleviate the challenges being faced by the workers as a result of this break, the Government has agreed to help finance the operations of the company from now till the end of March next year.
“The Ghana Railway Company Limited earns its money from manganese, and what happened was that the manganese company went on break for a while. But I have good news for the person who asked that question; the good news is the government is giving a cash injection to Railways which will cover all the company’s expenses till next year March. The money will touch railway accounts next week,” he said.
The Minister was however quick to add that the said money from the Government is not free money, in that the GRCL will pay back after things normalize.
“But let me make a point clearly; it is not free money. In the sense that it doesn’t mean they would have to go to sleep and not do anything. I trust that they will respect the government’s good intentions in the sector and then, therefore, they would also do their bit, and also improve their delivery. When I say to improve their delivery, I mean they shouldn’t say because the Government is paying this money, then the manganese line, they won’t do their best. They should do their best, and I have confidence in them that they will do their best,” he said.