President Nana Addo thanked public sector staff for calling off the COLA strike after the 15% deal was reached, but it surely appears the president feels teachers and all different public sector staff whose jobs he protected and paid them totally haven’t been grateful as they hit him arduous with their COLA strike.
I protected your jobs, and paid you in full when you sat residence throughout Covid, the president indicated whereas talking on the 2022 NPP Nationwide Elections in Accra.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stated: “I want to say big thanks to organized labour” for reaching an settlement with the federal government throughout their strike over their Value of Residing Allowance (COLA) allowance “because it then demonstrates also the concerns our party has, always had and will continue to have for the concerns of the workers and the people of Ghana”.
Talking on the New Patriotic Get together (NPP) nationwide delegates convention underway on the Accra Sports activities Stadium, Mr Akufo-Addo stated:
“During the [COVID-19] pandemic, at the height of the pandemic, people had to stay at home; no single worker in the public sector was dismissed, no salary cuts were visited on the workers in the public sector.”
“On the contrary”, he famous, “not only were they paid in full”, however “they also had their jobs protected”.
“We went further to make it possible to organize free water, free electricity, for the ordinary people of our country”, he identified.
“That is the measure of the concern of the New Patriotic Party for working people in our country,” he added
What do you make of his assertion on the federal government paying public sector staff, defending their jobs and different freebies? Taxes have since been slapped on items and companies to recoup funds expended on freebies by the federal government.
After the federal government gave Ghanaians a 50% discount is utility tariffs, it launched 1% COVID-19 well being levy to recuperate the price of 2020 water and electrical energy freebies.