State attorneys end strike action

Ms. Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General designate

Ms. Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General designate

State attorneys at the weekend called off their protracted strike and will resume work today, following the intervention of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Speaking to The Ghanaian Times, The president of the Association of State Attorneys, Mrs. Francisca Tete-Mensah, said after the failure of the Labour Commission, the Finance Ministry, the Attorney General’s Department and other stakeholders to resolve the matter President Nana Addo, intervened at a meeting with them to resolve the impasse.

According to Mrs Tete- Mensah, the President after listening to their grievances assured them, that as a lawyer and a former Attorney General (AG) and now the president he would ensure that the welfare of those at the AG’s department were taken care off.

Mrs. Tete-Mensah said the President made his commitments to resolve the matter in writing in a letter received from the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo, on Friday.

She said the government of the president have demonstrated goodwill which necessitated the decision to call off the strike.

Mrs Tete-Mensah expressed her gratitude to the president for the assurance and urged all members to resume work.

The association on October 19 last year, declared an indefinite strike over government’s failure to meet their salary demands.

The association gave the government a seven-day ultimatum which ended on October 18.

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