Addax dragged to Industrial Court


April 28, 2015 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

An employee of Addax Bioenergy Sierra Leone, Aminata Angelina A. Conteh, has taken the company’s management to the industrial court for delay in the payment of her balance benefit.

While testifying before High Court judge, Justice Patrick Hamilton last Friday (April 24), the plaintiff said she had worked at the company’s Mabellafu factory site in the Tonkolili District as Field Health Officer.

“I started working at Addax Bioenergy on 22 July 2011 after signing a contract of employment with the company,” she said and identified the contract documents in court.

She explained that on 1 April 2014, while on duty at the company’s factory site, she received three letters from one Florence Betty indicating that she had been suspended from work based on an allegation. The said allegation was, however, not explained in court.

“I was put on half salary and also asked to report for inquiry. I replied to the letters given to me by Florence Betty,” she added.

However, solicitor for the plaintiff, Crispin Fio Edwards, applied for an adjournment date in order to assemble his witnesses and continue with the matter.

The matter was adjourned to 1 May.