Casual workers form part of every organization mostly found at Health, Educational, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies and many other governmental and non- governmental organizations.
Their employments are supposed to be renewed every 6 months but due to their work experiences, most organizations keep them up to 10years and above but do not pay them well.
Their absence in most organizations would in no doubt be felt within a very short period due to vital sectors they work e.g. sweeping and cleaning, security, laundry, transport, store keeping, plumbing, electricity, lawning, revenue collection and what have you.
It’s sad to know that these cadres of staff depend on meagre allowances mostly below daily minimum wage which predisposes them to all forms of nefarious acts like inflation of bills, under accounting of revenue collected (market tolls) just to survive . An example was when his late sister’s medical bills were inflated by a casual worker in one of the health facilities in his constituency and upon investigation, the affected staff ascribed the poor renumeration given them as the reason for his unlawful act.
Another sad trend to note is that, anytime clearance are sought for recruitment especially into government organizations, its mostly always for the upperclass to their detriment.
According to the Hon MP it is against this background that, yesterday 8th February, 2022, he stood on the floor of parliament to joined his colleagues to sympathize with Ghanaian casual workers and called for the urgent need for attention to be paid to them.
His comment was a contribution to a statement on the floor of parliament yesterday on the subject by the MP for Nadowli- Kaleo, Hon. Anthony Mwenekara Suma.
The video below captured the details.
Dep. Const. Com. Officer