Accra , April 06, GNA – Government has condemned a statement in the media attributed to the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Asokwa, Hon Maxwell Kofi Jumah which seeks to portray teachers and doctors as second class citizens.
In a statement signed by Mr Mahama Ayariga, the Minister of Information and Media Relations and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Saturday said ‘government holds teachers and doctors and all public servants in equal measure of esteem.’
‘As part of government’s belief in the equal importance of all Ghanaians to the development of our nation, the Constitutional Review Commission has as part of its work, presented proposals for the streamlining of Article 71 Office Holders salaries and emoluments into the single spine salary structure and this will in a long term ensure equity and parity for all public workers’, it said.
The statement said, in all of government’s recent deliberations with worker unions in the past few weeks, government has sought to achieve an atmosphere of mutual trust with the unions.
It said government would therefore not countenance any unfortunate utterances, which are not representative of its opinion to derail the progress it has collectively chalked so far.
The statement appealed to all public service workers to disregard the utterances of the former MP and continue to work closely with government to achieve better conditions of service for the Ghanaian worker.