91 Unpaid Doctors Storm Accountant General’s Offices | But Police Say They Risk Being Arrested For Unlawful Gathering

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If haven’t been paid for 11 months and you knew who works to ensure you get paid, what would you do?

Well, 91 junior doctors who find themselves in this kind of mess, gathered this morning at the premises of the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD), to show their employment documents and to demand their salaries.

The aggrieved doctors last week sent signals of their intended action after several attempts to get them paid failed to materialise.

The doctors – who swore to stay within the premises of the CAGD and Finance Ministry until their 11-month salaries and allowances are paid – said, they thronged the CAGD premises ” to show them all the documents covering our employment and how much we are owed”.

They say they do not  believe the promises of Finance Minister Seth Terkper who has given the assurance that the doctors will be paid in two weeks, and this they say is because promises made in the past have not been fulfilled.

Meanwhile, the police have signalled their intention to charge the agitating doctors for unlawful gathering.

The Director of Operations at the Greater Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Freeman Kumashie has told Accra-based Citi FM the police were waiting for the “leadership of the of the group and charge them for unlawful gathering because they did notify the Police before gathering.”

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