President of the Ghana Union of Traders Affiliation (GUTA), Dr Joseph Obeng has explained the Affiliation made numerous important inputs into the deal which was awarded by federal government as a result of the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Wellness Service for the disinfection of all imports and exports at the sea ports and points of entry.
Dr Obeng was reacting to queries lifted by the Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda on what the curiosity of the affiliation is, with regards to the disinfection of Airports in the place.
The Aviation Minister at a press conference on Thursday, May possibly 21, 2020 accused GUTA of being “influenced by factors most effective known to them.’
But the GUTA President expressed stunned at the pronouncements of the Aviation Minister, specifically his assertion that the Affiliation was doing the job under the impact of some criteria.
He asserts that GUTA has been pointed out for its integrity, honesty and forthrightness over the many years, introducing that none of its users has ever been cited for remaining compromised or affected in terms of advocacy.
GUTA has, considering that the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, championed strategies for the proper disinfection of the airports and cargo in buy to make sure the safety and protection of its members, who are day by day consumers of the facility.
Reacting to the Aviation Minister’s assertions, the GUTA President who briefed a cross-part of the media also on Thursday, Could 21, 2020, explained that the Affiliation is a key stakeholder with a vested curiosity in the disinfection of the sea ports and airports and have the right to contact the notice of authorities to troubles they deem inappropriate.
‘’We are informed of the agreement and we know the specifics, it is just one of the good reasons why they referred to as us to the Ministry of Well being. That is why we’re chatting, mainly because we have been a element of the contract that was becoming signed and we have been the main stakeholders. They explained every little thing to us and confirmed us the processes, that is why we are talking’’ Dr Obeng asserted.
The GUTA President further stated that ‘’when Covid-19 arrived we considered that it is even much more prudent at this stage to have the airports disinfected. That is why we’re pushing due to the fact this 1 genuinely does problem the ingredient of bodily get hold of since of the substantial visitors at the airport and the cargo that arrives as a result of the courier companies.’’
Dr Obeng spelled out that when GUTA was referred to as for the meeting at the Ministry of Health, it proposed that due to the fact the bulk of its associates are traders and operate in the several markets across the place, it was vital to include sector centres in the deal.
This, he opined, would pave the way for the many market place centres to be disinfected intermittently.
All over again, he claimed GUTA amazed on the Ministry of Health and fitness to let the contract protect their children who are in the various faculties across the region so that the situation of bed bugs and other insects that have plagued the colleges around the yrs can be dealt with via the disinfection.
“All these solutions and inputs had been produced by GUTA and included into the agreement. We have the welfare of our associates at coronary heart and without a doubt the generality of the Ghanaian individuals. So it will be out of put for us to sit aloof for the duration of these vital moments and let the lapses we have observed in the method to consume our associates,” he even further pointed out.
He described as regrettable, ideas by the Minister that the Association is undertaking the bidding of an not known particular person or enterprise, introducing that the Minister who was not element of the engagements when the deal was being negotiated, ought to be measured in his pronouncements when working with a force like GUTA.