International unions’ group calls for a speedy resolution of the Argentina/Ghana impasse
The Vice President of International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), has called for a timely resolution of the stalemate leading to the seizure of the Argentina Naval frigate ARA Libertad in Ghana.
Emmanuel A. Mensah, who is also the General Secretary of the General Transport, Petroleum and Chemical Workers’ Union of the TUC said the seizure of the ship attracted the attention of ITF Executive Board meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, which took place from October 24 to October 26.
The ITF is an umbrella Organisation of all Transport Mode made up of workers operating in railway, road transport, inland navigation, docks, seafarers, fisheries, civil aviation and tourism services and globally affiliated members.
A statement issued by Mr Mensah and copied by the Ghana News Agency in Accra last week said both Ghana and Argentina are affiliated to the ITF hence the need for speedy resolution of the legal impasse.
“This will go a long way to deepen and strengthen the relations among our two countries at various levels.
The Argentine frigate Libertad remains retained at the port of Tema, following a Ghanaian court ruling supporting the impounding on request from a US court in New York presented by the US-based investment fund NML Capital. The fund holds Argentine defaulted bonds valued at over 370 million dollars and is demanding payment.