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The family of Late Romeo Itima (Captain), majority shareholder at the Global West Vessel Specialists Limited (GWVSL) have expressed disappointment over the alleged ‘lacklustre performance’ of the present management of the company led by Winfred Itima as managing director.
Speaking on behalf of the family in an interactive session with about 30 workers of Global West and newsmen on Sunday, May 12, 2019, Kevin Itima (son of Late Romeo Itima), condemned the refusal of the management to pay the salaries of workers for about three years now.
Kelvin debunked the claim that workers are not being paid because of the court case instituted against Winfred by the estate of Late Romeo Itima.
“It has come to our attention that the managing director, Winfred Itima, has informed the workers that the civil lawsuit against him by the Estate of Romeo is what is delaying the payment of their salaries. Winfred as managing director has not followed ethical business standards and not only has he placed the company within the sights of Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) but has also left workers unpaid for over three years. He has also not paid shareholders their proper proceeds, which leaves the question of what has Winfred done with Global West money?” Kelvin alleged.
Stating that workers and shareholders should not continue to suffer as a result of the poor leadership, Kelvin said that Winfred should be held fully accountable for his actions during his tenure, adding that Winfred must relinquish his hold on the company.
“Winfred should work with employees’ legal representatives to make sure they are paid their full salaries. He should also reimburse the workers the legal fees incurred while fighting for their salaries,” he added.
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