Hundreds of workers of the Produce Buying Company (PBC) besieged the company’s headquarters at Dzorwulu in Accra to register their displeasure over what they described as the poor management of the company.
They say current work conditions are appalling and salary delays are consistent.
Some of the workers who spoke to Citi News called on the government to act swiftly to address their concerns.
They said the current management is “short of ideas, lacks vision and foresight.”
“We are demonstrating simply because the company is not on its proper mandate and therefore it is necessary for us to demonstrate for the government to know the state in which the company is.”
“Where we have gotten to, if the government does not come in, the company will collapse. We are demonstrating because the management was given to us and the board needs to give way.”
Meanwhile, Management of PBS has called for calm amongst staff as they make efforts to get the company back on its feet.
Speaking to Citi News, the Managing Director of PBC, Kofi Owusu Boateng, said his outfit was hopeful that an earlier meeting between PBC, the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union Ghana and the president to deliberate on how to turn the fortunes of the company will yield positive results.
PBC, which is a private company with the government serving as majority shareholder, focuses on the trade of cocoa, shea nut and other cash crops in the West Africa sub-region.
PBC Limited originally exists as a Licensed Buying Company (LBC) which partakes in the Internal Marketing of Cocoa as its core business among other auxiliary businesses to support revenue stream.