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NDC backs Mahama’s response to striking doctors

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said it supports in totality, President John Mahama’s comments on the strike by members of the Ghana Medical Association.

According to the NDC, the President communicated the position of government and the party in his reaction.

Mr. Mahama has said he will not sanction any expenditure that is not captured in the budget for public sector workers regardless of the political implications.

“Any agreement that is reached in respect of allowances or conditions of services would have to be appropriately captured in the budget…and I want to say for emphasis I will not authorize any expenditure on wages and compensation not provided for in the budget” he noted.

The comments come on the back of threats by the doctors that they will resign en masse if government does not heed their concerns over their service conditions.

Reacting to claims that the comments may aggravate the situation, Deputy General Secretary of the NDC Koku Anyidoho told Kafui Dey on Morning Starr Thursday that the President couldn’t have been more appropriate.

“The President has spoken and we support him. He spoke as the leader of the NDC and we as a party are entirely behind him”.


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