New TUC Leadership To Fight For Lifetime Medicare For Pensioners And Spouses

Ken Tweneboah Koduah, 1st Vice Chairman of TUC Ken Tweneboah Koduah, 1st Vice Chairman of TUC

Newly Elected 1st Vice Chairman of The Trade Union's Congress, (TUC), Ken Tweneboah Koduah, has set his eyes on pushing for lifetime Medical insurance for pensioners and their spouses to cushion post retirement burdens for workers.

Speaking prior to his election as the youngest person ever to serve on the Executive Council of theTrades Union Congress (TUC) after he was elected Vice Chairperson of the Council at the 11thQuadrennial Delegates Congress of the TUC held at Ejusu, Ashanti Region over the weekend, Ken Tweneboa-Koduah, said the tenure of the new TUC leadership, would enhance opportunities for labour and unions.

Ken Tweneboa-Koduah, polled 274 votes, representing 72percent of the total votes cast to emerge the 1st Vice Chairman of the mother of all Trade Unions (The TUC) to beat his opponent who obtained 93 votes.

He is not coming to the TUC Executive Council as a neophyte ; His experienced in union activism, as he stood for elections onto the TUC Council while serving as the Chairman of the Public Service Workers Union(PSWU) of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

Ken TweneboahKoduah is also the incumbent Chairperson of TUC Finance Board.

Other active positions that he has served in within the frontiers of Union activities, include as the Board Chairperson of Public Service Union Center – PSUC; a Former 1st National Trusteeand Finance Committee Chairperson of PSWU; and Divisional Secretary of Ghana RevenueAuthority (PSWU).

The rest of the five-member elected Executive Council are: CHAIRPERSON- Bro. Alex Opoku of UNICOF and the Ghana Commercial Bank, 2nd VICE CHAIRPERSON- Sis. Philomina Aba Sampson of GMWU and Administrative Executive of Precious Minerals Marketing PMMC (Elected unopposed), SECRETARY GENERAL-Bro. Dr. Anthony Yaw Baah, former Secretary General (Elected unopposed) and DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL- Bro. Joshua Ansah , former Deputy Secretary General (Elected unopposed).

The Quadrennial congress was made up of over 430 participants, including 340 delegates presented by all the 19 mother unions of the TUC.

Together, these Unions meet every four years at Congress to among other things, elect the five-member Executive Council ( EC) to lead, manage and represent the TUC and its members on labour issues both in Ghana and on the International Labour Organization (ILO) structures.