Include Us In “COVID-19 Motivational Package” – Mortuary Workers To Akufo-Addo
The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to cause the inclusion of its membership in the eligibility list of health workers motivation package offered by the government.
President Akufo-Addo on Sunday, 28 June 2020 in an address to the nation announced that all frontline health workers would be paid an additional fifty per cent of their basic salary to motivate them in the fight against COVID-19.
Government had earlier announced a package to insure all frontline health workers in the country.
However, MOWAG, in a statement signed by its General Secretary, Richard Kofi Jordan noted that “it has been excluded in the said motivation package offered by government.”
According to MOWAG, in an “eligibility criteria document that has come to its notice, it appears that the latter has been conveniently excluded from the said motivational package for unknown reasons.”
MOWAG continued that it is “positive that the exclusion of its membership is an oversight” and urged “government to cause the inclusion of our membership in the eligibility list” if that supposition is correct.