The Public Utilities Workers’ Union of the Trades Union Congress and some employees of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) are opposing Collins Nuntwiri’s appointment as the organization’s new deputy managing director for finance and administration.
The union laments that Mr. Nuntwiri should not be given consideration for the position since he lacks the necessary qualifications.
Interacting with the media, Samuel Amo-Kakabaah, the first vice trustee of the Public Utilities Workers’ Union, urged the appointing body to take into account a corporate employee with knowledge rather than an untrained one.
“We are here to register our position on the nomination of a Deputy Managing Director-Finance and Administration for Ghana Water. Our position is spelt out in the petition we have written to the Chief of Staff, we have copied the director of SIGA, board chairman of Ghana Water, Managing Director and the Minister. Our position is very clear and simple, we want to state on record that we are not against the appointment of heads of entity by the presidency, but our concern is that the position of the Managing Director is an appointee of the presidency, but the Deputy Managing Director’s position is a position we feel should be filled with people with both the technical and institutional knowledge of our operations”.
“We believe that the technical people will also help the Managing Director who is a political appointee to do his work appropriately. The profile of the purported nominee indicates that he lacks the requisite professional qualification to be a Deputy MD. We want the appointing authority to consider that”.