Civil society group warns government on GMA strike

Politics of Sunday, 28 April 2013

Source: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/Citifmonline

Transparency and Accountability Forum (TAF), civil society group, has served notice of hitting the streets by Tuesday April 30, if government fails to resolve the doctors impasse.

The group has therefore asked President John Mahama to move beyond pleading and show enough commitment to resolve the problem.

The forum has also impressed upon government and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to desist from the media warfare and use dialogue to fix the problem.

Spokesperson for the TAF, Saka Salia in an interview with Citi News said government should be blamed for the needless deaths caused by the strike.

He insisted that government had no excuse than to meet the doctor’s demand. Saka Salia indicated that the group will resist any attempt to stop the planned demonstration.

The nation’s doctors laid down their tools for almost three weeks now in demand of their unpaid accumulated arrears.

President John Mahama, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan’s attempt to ask the doctors to rescind their decision proved futile.