Reports of bonus payment to Keta Port workers misconstrued – GPHA

Reports of bonus payment to Keta Port workers misconstrued – GPHA

The Ghana Port and Harbor Authority (GPHA) has debunked reviews concerning the remuneration of its officers superintending the yet-to-be-constructed Keta Port.

The reviews indicated that the said officers are to obtain three and half months’ primary wage as bonuses for the year.

GPHA insists that the rationale behind the communique cited within the reviews has “erroneously been interpreted and discussed extensively without recourse to GPHA, which has led to a lot of misleading conclusions and total misinformation by the media.”

The authority says the Keta Port is a venture under its outfit, subsequently the supported workers have been appointed from the headquarters to oversee the event.

“The support staff of the Keta Port project are GPHA employees. The Keta Port project is a GPHA project and does not exist in isolation. Staff referenced in the letter are from the three main units. Headquarters. Port of Tema and Port of Takoradi.”

This was contained in a press launch signed by GPHA’s General Manager for Marketing and Corporate Affairs Esther Gyebi- Donkor on Thursday.

Although the authority didn’t deny reviews that it’s to pay bonuses to some workers, it talked about that the bonus was a kind of appreciation to the workers for his or her laborious work.

“Performance bonus to staff is a normal industry practice for organizations that are able to post positive results and their Management deems it worthy to motivate employees. Indeed, other organizations including public sector agencies also give out bonuses to their staff,” the statement read.

“In the case of GPHA, this is captured in the staff Collective Agreement (CA), and its quantum is negotiated and agreed between Labour and Management at the end of every year before payment is made.”

It could possibly be recalled {that a} memorandum dated November 17, was signed by the Corporate Human Resource Manager of  GPHA, Kwabena Adu Safo disclosed that the authority had received approval for the payment of 3.5 months primary wage, tax inclusive as bonus for the year 2022.

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