A member of the Communication team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has taken a swipe at the New Patriotic Party (NPP) saying they have no moral right to accuse the Mahama-led administration of poorly handling labour agitations in the country by causing it to rise.
According to Fred Agbenyo, when the NPP were in government they performed poorly in terms of solving strike issues. He alluded that the NDC needs commendation rather than criticism because they have been able to satisfy the labour front better than the NPP.
Interacting with Kwami Sefa-Kayi during Tuesday’s edition of ‘Kokrokoo’, Fred hinted: “The way and manner the NDC has handled the strike issues; even the public sector workers will admit that we have done well. During the NPP’s time, when teachers went on strike they even threatened to suspend their salaries…
Yes, we admit there are challenges in the country but if anyone will make noise about it, it should not be the NPP. They don’t have the moral right to talk about it this way. Let the ordinary Ghanaian talk about it”
Mr Agbenyo condemned the NPP for behaving ‘as if government is doing nothing to better the lives of public sector workers in the country’, adding, ‘they are just trying to make the sitting government unpopular’.
“Is there any government worker who can say that this government has not done well in ensuring that arrears in terms of salaries are cleared? Everybody will attest to the fact that there has been an improvement in our conditions…we can only plead with the labour union to reason with government and review their stand because government is working on finding a lasting solutions to the issues”. he mentioned.