Junior doctors start receiving salaries

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Ninety-one aggrieved junior doctors from across the country, on Wednesday July 29, started receiving their eleven months accumulated salaries as promised by Government.

This is the outcome of government’s  promise on Monday July 27, when the doctors in a rather unprecedented protest in the labor front, picketed in their medical apparels at the precincts of the Controller and Accountant General’s Department, to demand their unpaid salaries.

The incident nearly turned murky as over fifty police officers arrived at the scene in an attempt to disperse the doctors for converging illegally.

TV3’s Labour Correspondent Daniel Opoku, reported on Monday that the leadership of the doctors confirmed receipt of some salaries in some banks.

“The spokesperson for the doctors told me they have been able to access about three banks; that is Stanbic, Stanchart and Prudential bank; and they have started receiving portions of the money” Daniel Opoku said.

Opoku added that checks at the Controller and Accountant Generals Department, also revealed that processing of all documents for the doctors have been concluded and the monies released to the various banks.

Minister for Employment and Labour Relations Haruna Iddrisu confirmed to journalists that as at 3:00pm on Wednesday, 54 of the doctors had received their salaries.

Government says over two million cedis is to be released to settle the salary arrears.

By: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/3news.com/Ghana

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