Communicators for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region who have declared a sit-down strike to drum home their message of neglect by the ruling New Patriotic Party say they need sustainable jobs.
According to them they need jobs that will enable them fend for themselves even after their party leaves power.
“The President is by law allowed to appoint more than 5000 people to Ministries, departments and agencies. So we the communicators we do not necessarily want only contract jobs, people have been giving us tips here and there but that is not sustainable. I believe if you’re working and earning a salary every month that will be more sustainable. This is what we are asking for. We are not demanding for contracts, how do we survive after executing the contracts. It is good to be eating always rather than eat just once. Not all of us want to work in the public sector, some of us just need loans to start up a business to employ other people. We are also asking that those who have secured jobs in the public sector must be made permanent staff For 4 years 9 months we have been demanding for improved conditions for communicators.” Convenor of the group, Sir Kwame Agenda told Naagyeifm host Henry Lord on Wednesday.
The aggrieved party communicators, bemoaned the disparity in resource allocation to the communication bureau as part of their grievances and the total neglect by party executives.
According to them, their sacrifices in helping the party to win the 2016 and 2020 general elections have not been duly rewarded by the party’s leadership.
The NPP communicators effective this week boycotted both radio and TV programmes to signal to the appropriate quarters their plight for immediate intervention.
This is not the first time the communicators have gone on rampage over unfair treatment.
It would be recalled a similar incident that happened in 2018 where over 70 members of the Volunteer Media Communicators of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in the Ashanti Region, set their mobile phones on fire as a sign of registering their displeasure over similar demands.