Police storm Takoradi Flour Mills as staff walk out MD

The Managing Director of Takoradi Flour Mill, Thierry Loupiac, has been walked out of the company by staff Wednesday morning.

The action, according to the workers, was as a result of poor working conditions of service, lack of respect and constant abuse of the workers by Mr. Loupiac.

The workers, according to reports, entered his office and asked him to leave because they could not work under his unfriendly administration.

A union member told Empire News’ Emmanuel Ohene-Gyan initially the French manager refused to vacate his office as requested by the Ghanaian workers but was overpowered and peacefully driving out from the company’s premises at the harbor, and later handed over to the police at the New Takoradi roundabout without abusing him even though he verbally abused them.

“When I return from the police station I will ensure that you are all dismissed for taking this uncivilized action, idiot and poor Ghanaians,” the embattled French Manager is alleged to have told the workers.

The workers were later addressed by their union chairman Gideon Aryetey who advised the workers to go back to work and not to cause any confusion since they had achieved their aim of getting Mr Thierry Loupiac out.

At the time Ohene-Gyan was leaving the premises of the company, police personnel led by the SWAT Commander, Supt Effah had taken over security in the area.

Mr Loupiac is currently at the Takoradi Central police station to assist police in their investigations.

All attempt to get officials of the company including their public relations Officer to comment have failed.

By Emmanuel Ohene Gyan