Municipal, Metropolitan and District Directors of National Disaster and Management Organization (NADMO) have threatened to embark on a demonstration over some unpaid salaries and areas.
According to the directors, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry for Finance for the past eighteen (18) months have been unable to process their financial documents to ensure they are paid since they assumed office.
In an interaction with the media, the spokesperson for the Disaster Management Chiefs, Appiah Nti, indicated that appointment letters were disbursed in December 2017 for work to commence on January 2018, however, after close to two years of active service, the government is yet to remunerate them.
He said, “…appointment letters were signed in December 2017 and work was supposed to start from January 2018…after that no one has responded to us and it’s against the Labour Act. All districts and municipal directors have not been paid. The information from government is that we are going to be paid and until now nothing has happened.”
Although plans are far advanced to hold a demonstration against the government for unpaid salaries, Appiah Nti, revealed that the aggrieved Directors are looking forward to having a meeting with the Ministers for Interior and Finance for a more diplomatic way to resolve the issue.
Failure to arrive at a consensus after the meeting would leave them with no option but to resign.
“On the 5th of next month we plan to move to greater Accra and have engagements with leaders of NADMO but if nothing comes out of it we will demonstrate and resign from the job. We were given appointment letters but no confirmation letters with conditions of service”
Story by: Crispus Ohene Ankomah & Elliot Nuertey | universnewsroom.com