The Ghana Medical Association has served strong notice that its members may be compelled to resign en masse in the coming days if negotiations with the government continue to move at a slow pace.
According to them, they are unhappy with the current state of negotiations with the government over the drafting of their conditions of service.
The GMA had earlier this month deferred its intended mass resignation to give the government more time to finalize the preparation of a document containing their conditions of service.
Speaking to Citi News, the Deputy General Secretary of the GMA, Dr. Justice Yankson called on the government to speed up the process of producing the document or face the consequences.
“In terms of negotiations, some activities have taken place but unfortunately by way of progress very little or none. We are not happy with what is happening at the negotiation table, but we are still giving the benefit of the doubt.”
He noted that “our deadline is fast approaching. Between now and then a lot can change. So we are still optimistic that something could be arrived at by way of some negotiated condition of service before that day. Beyond that, I cannot preempt whatever activities except to say that the general assembly spoke and put a road map and we as council or executive committee are mandated to follow that.”
“The stakeholders are aware of everything that transpired from last year till now so we had made our case known to the government negotiation team and we are waiting for their responses,” Dr. Yankson added.