Pulse.com.gh logo

Strike actions Mahama is refusing to be cured of ‘dead goat syndrome’ – Atik Mohammed

President Mahama indicated he will not authorise any expenditure on wages not provided for in the budget for both workers and Article 72 office holders.

  • Published:
Atik Mohammed play

Atik Mohammed

Policy Analyst of the Peoples National Convention (PNC), Atik Mohammed, has said that President John Mahama’s public posture over the ongoing strike action by public sector doctors is an indication of how confused and ignorant he is about the medical professionals' concerns.

The Ghana Medical Association declared a strike action last Thursday after their negotiations with government hit a deadlock and have threatened to resign en bloc if their demands are not met.

Read more here: > We will not engage in a war of words with Prez. Mahama

But President Mahama addressing members of the Ghana Registered Midwives Association at the launch of their 80th anniversary in Accra stated that, “any agreements that are reached in respect of allowances or conditions of services would have to be appropriately captured in the budget. And I want to say with emphasis, I will not authorize any expenditure on wages and compensation not provided for in the budget."

These comments by the president have taken centre stage in public discussions.

Read more here: > Mahama’s posture over doctors strike action unfortunate – Dr. Amoako Baah

Atik Mohammed speaking on Peace FM’s morning show, Kokrokoo stated that President Mahama exposed how confused he was about the doctors’ industrial action because the demands of the doctors are meant to be effective in 2016 and not this year.

“They are not saying you should pay them from now, or with retrospective effect. They want these conditions of service effective next year but the President clearly appears not to know this fact. You returned from Botswana claiming you had a dead goat syndrome, but I expected some of these same doctors you are speaking against to cure you of the disease, but you never wanted your condition cured and now it is having an effect on your governance,” he said.

According to Atik Mohammed, President Mahama should not have made such comments.

“For this to come from the president is so unfortunate. He is responsible for any life that is lost in this strike period by doctors,” he said.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 #Number 12 BBC says it didn’t collaborate with Anas on 'Number 12'bullet
2 In Eastern Region How a brave MMT driver saved passengers from robbery...bullet
3 Sexual Abuse Court remands teacher over countless sex with JHS leaverbullet
4 ’Nana Konadu bought an acre plot for GHc5‘ - Residents continue...bullet
5 Former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah downplays visa fraud allegationbullet
6 Hefty Fines Flout ban on fishing and pay $2m fine – Govt warns...bullet
7 In Elmina Teenager jailed seven years for defilementbullet
8 RIP Tamale Chief, Naa Dakpema Mohammed Dawuni Alhassan, deadbullet
9 Graduate Employment 11 things you need before applying...bullet
10 Dismissed EC Chair ‘Charlotte Osei one of the most...bullet

Top Videos

1 Political Marriage Ras Mubarak Marries Muntaka's Daughter As Second Wifebullet
2 Video Obinim church members confess sexual sinsbullet
3 Anas Exposé "Nyantakyi gave out Nana Addo's room number to investors"bullet
4 Ebony's Death Video of Ebony's soldier singing 'morale songs' goes...bullet
5 Video Lady in Owusu Bempah's sex scandal finally speaksbullet
6 Video I don't have time for sex - Obinimbullet
7 Video Sad tale of Ghanaian journalist who left BBC for...bullet
8 Failed Promises Nurses threaten to vote against NPPbullet
9 Name and Shame Kennedy Agyapong premieres Anas video on...bullet
10 Preparing For Death Pastor makes his tomb in his housebullet