Finance Ministry Denies Workers’ Strike

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The Federal Ministry of Finance has denied news going the rounds that its staff embarked on strike wednesday.

The Ministry in a statement explained that contrary to that, a combined staff union of the ministry held its normal general congress wednesday.

Owing to that, it stated that the Ministry had been inundated with calls by journalists insinuating that its workers were protesting.

“What took place today (Wednesday) in the Ministry was a normal staff congress, where staff gathered to discuss sundry issues, not a riot as alleged by some journalists.

“Many key Directors in the Ministry including Director, Human Resources (DHR) and Director, General Services (DGS), attended the staff congress and clarified issues raised by the staff.

“The staff of the Ministry were not on strike, the gate of the Ministry and offices in the Ministry were not locked as alleged by some of the journalists. The monthly FAAC Meeting that held today confirms that the Ministry was not shut down.

“The issues raised and discussed in the meeting are regular internal issues of the Ministry and should be allowed to remain that way. The congress never accused the Minister of Finance and Permanent Secretary of the issues alleged by the journalists,” the statement added.