Metropolitan, Municipal and District Directors of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) across the country have threatened to stage a protest over their unpaid salaries.
According to them, they have not been paid for 18 months since they took up the roles, because, the Interior and Finance Ministries had failed to process their salaries.
The Disaster Management Chiefs said their families would join them in the protest to register their displeasure over the situation.
The Akuapem North Municipal NADMO Director, Appiah Nti, who is the spokesperson for the NADMO Directors in the Eastern Region said the situation was seriously affecting them.
He said there would be a meeting in Accra next month to pursue other diplomatic options they have to push further their demands for the payment but will resort to demonstrations if they are not given a positive response.
“In fact, it is affecting us a lot because some of us were teachers, businessmen and women. It is affecting us and our families so we want the government to pay us so we can feed our family. We are going to meet in Accra in July to push it to the appropriate quarters and if we don’t hear anything from them, we are going to start our demonstrations,” he said.
The Lower Manya Krobo Municipal NADMO Director, Zakaria Adams, also told journalists that the situation was very critical and their families would l be forced to join the protest since they were being badly affected.
In previous years, there had been reports of non-payment of salaries to NADMO workers but mention was never made about the plight of the directors who head the organization in the various metropolis, municipalities and districts.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH
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