There are reports that the lower courts in Sinoe County are paralyzed in the wake of the strike action by more than 60 workers. They are reported to have accused Attorney John A.A Gabriel of denying them “full employment status”.
According to the court workers, they were promised full employment status by Attorney Gabriel having worked with over 30 lower courts in Sinoe County for several years.
Fred Dweh, spokesman for the protesting court workers, told this paper in Greenville that as a result of the enthusiasm from the promised made by the Atty. Gabriel, some of them provided a token of appreciation or gift in the form of goats and cash.
“But with time in and time out, we could not gain any employment status with the government. We are not yet on payroll and this has left our fate to be in the imbalance,” Dweh noted. Atty. Gabriel denied ever receiving goats or money from the citizens to have their names placed on the government payroll.
However, he admitted that he was knowledgeable of a collection. He said the amount in question was received by his 2 deputies, Andy Cheesman and Samuel Foka so as to speed-up the payroll process of the aggrieved workers, but this could not be independently confirmed.
Meanwhile, The Sinoe Concern Citizens’ chairman, Augustus Wiah has called for calm, assuring the aggrieved court workers that the matter will not be taken lightly as long there were evidence to back their claims.