Lawyers in the Attorney Generals Department in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region have declared an indefinite strike over the nonpayment of their accrued allowances in the last two years.
According to them, “the issuance of several petitions and notices for the [payment of these] monies yielded no results, not even acknowledgement of the petitions.”
[contextly_sidebar id=”1saMSAeISFzWwzKw5DAUtGxlOvPe1tAL”]In a press statement copied to citifmonline.com, the lawyers said they have decided to lay down their tools beginning Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
“It will interest you to note that our colleagues in Accra have been fully paid their allowances while those of us in the regions seemed to have been abandoned by the authorities,” the lawyers said.
They however indicated that they will resume work as soon as their grievances are addressed.
On Thursday, the Association of Magistrates and Judges of Ghana (AMJG) served notice on the government to pay its members their fuel and book/research allowances which have been in arrears for seven and two years, respectively.
It cautioned that the association would go to the court as a last resort to address its grievances if the allowances were not paid within a reasonable time.
By: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/citifmonoline.com/Ghana