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At Seven Seas Salt, we value our workers-HR

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Mr Abdul Mubarak Trawule, Human Resource (HR) Manager at Seven Seas Salt Limited has said the company values every life of the about 600 people engaged as its permanent, casual and daily workers.

He said contrary to claims that the company cared less about the safety and welfare of staff it had in place medical cover and Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contribution for all workers to cater for their health needs and retirement respectively.

Mr Trawule who was speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency said workers were the lifeline of the Indian-owned salt mining company and as such deserved to be treated right to help the company achieve successes.

He was reacting to a preliminary report by the Ketu South office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) following an accident that befell a worker at the company’s premises.

The office claimed Seven Seas Salt Limited had no insurance cover for workers in case of accident and was not paying SSNIT contribution for most workers saying, the situation could affected them in their retirement.

But the HR Manager said the report from the NADMO office failed to present a true picture of the situation saying, the company took responsibility of workers in cases of industrial accidents and had never left its workers to their fate in such times.

“We have about 96 permanent and casual workers whose monthly SSNIT contributions we pay promptly. There are about 500 daily workers who work and get paid off as at when they come and render services and so for those, there’s no way we can be paying SSNIT contributions for them.

About the medical cover for workers, it doesn’t matter whether permanent, casual or daily. The guy who had the accident for example, joined us just recently as a daily worker. When the accident happened, we quickly rushed him to Sape Agbo Hospital then to St.

Anthony’s Hospital at Dzodze and later to Ho Trafalgar Hospital, where surgical work was conducted on him. I was personally involved and already, we spent not less that GH¢12,000.00.”

Mr David Amekukas, aged 19 got injured on Friday, June 11 when the company’s chimney falling off due to rainstorm onto a building, hit him on his ribs, severely injuring him in the process.

He is currently recuperating at the male surgical ward of the Ho Teaching Hospital with Seven Seas Company bearing the full cost of his medical treatment.

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