March 3, 2015

Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko has criticized the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) for consistently tagging professionals who demand their due from government as sympathizers of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He said such unfortunate acts by assigns of the NDC is intended to cow professionals who are bothered by such name calling to back down on their demands.

Doctors in public hospitals across the country on Thursday proceeded on a strike action after talks with government over their conditions of service reached a deadlock.

Some NDC commentators have accused the Doctors of being sympathetic to the opposition NPP and have resorted to taking the industrial action to make the government unpopular.

However contributing to a discussion on Peace FM’s Krokrokoo show Monday, Mr Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko stated he found it difficult to understand why the NDC always looks for an easy exit route whenever it is confronted with such industrial action by professional bodies.

“NDC are always quick to tag professional as NPP members. If Lawyers at the Attorney General’s department proceeds on strike action they are labeled NPP, Pharmacist and Teachers as well, but in the end we saw Kwame Alovi who was the former National President of National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) vying for the North Tongu constituency seat of the NDC” he noted.

Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko urged government to conclude negotiation with the doctors as soon as possible to prevent the loss of lives that could result as a result of the absence of the doctors.