STATEMENT: Mahama Should Sack All Gov't Communicators & Employ Varsity Students If...

NDC COMMUNICATORS INDEFINITE STRIKE IS GROSSLY IRRESPONSIBLE: GO BACK TO WORK The Young Patriots have noted the news item that communicators of the ruling government are on an indefinite strike due to lack of payments of their salaries. We find their action highly irresponsible and they should go back to work with immediate effect to ensure government work goes on smoothly. It is highly insensitive on the part of the communicators to down their tools whilst demanding fat salaries. It should be noted that the reason for their financial woes are their own making and not the government. Most communicators come to radio stations in big vehicles with big size engines with high maintenance and fuel cost. They do not expect the government to bear their insatiable taste for big cars and expensive life styles with the tax payer’s money. Our information is that the average government communicator takes a weekly stipend of GHC 500 totaling GHC 2,000 a month. This is more than the salary of the average Ghanaian, especially when viewed against their core mandate which is mostly to go insult the opponents of the government and hardworking Ghanaians. The President declared that the country is broke earlier this year when he said to the people of Ghana that the economy is down to the bare bone. The finance minister has since confirmed this in several ways. We find it mind boggling that communicators who hitherto called on striking doctors, teachers, nurses and other hard working Ghanaians to sacrifice a bit and go back to the negotiating table whilst resuming work, will today themselves even contemplate a strike action for no work done. The Young Patriots is calling on all NDC communicators to suspend their strike action with immediate effect and go back to work. GHC 2,000 is enough pay if not too much for the kind of work they do especially if government is to consider value for money. Failure to heed this call, the government should sack all of them and employ young University students who have no jobs for half the price and we are sure they will gladly take up the responsibility and deliver. SIGNED Richard Nyamah Fred Amankwah Sarfo Hopeson Adorye John Kumah