The United Cadres’ Front (UCF), an affiliate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has appealed to the striking doctors to listen to calls by well meaning Ghanaians, professional bodies and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and return to their consulting rooms.
It said the appeal by the clergy and the National Peace Council should also be taken into consideration by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) when it holds its emergency meeting in Koforidua, on Friday to review its industrial action.
“We hope when the General Council of the GMA meets on Friday, good reasoning will prevail and that members will rescind the decision.”
The Front said while negotiations were still in progress between the doctors and government, the latter decided to embark on an unjustifiable strike.
The group further supported the call by President John Mahama to the doctors to resume work whilst negotiations continue and broadened to cover all segments within the health sector.
“We wish the President continues to show the true spirit of leadership to set the pace for good governance in the country,” Mr Nyaku stated.
Adding that, “the history of Ghana has been so bedeviled with parochial interests and over-ambition for power, that people go to every length to undermine institutional structures and the political system”.
Mr Nyaku said, “The machinations of a few politicians, goaded on by people who should know better but for the sake of their parochial partisan interest could not stand the test of time”.
He called on the striking doctors to listen to the admonition of the president of the Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice, Peter Cardinal Appiah Turkson to Ghanaians to make the necessary sacrifices now to make Ghana better for the future be unborn.
By Ian Motey