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PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS IN BOLGATANGA DEMAND 50% SALARY INCREASE


 Conversations for another day to day the lowest pay permitted by law for laborers in the public area continue

Some open area laborers in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Locale have approached government to increment compensations by 50% to empower them to address the ongoing financial difficulties.

They said the increasing expense of food things on regular schedule and the significant expense of fuel versus their stale compensations were making day to day environments troublesome.

As indicated by them, the Cost for many everyday items Stipend (CoLA), paid by government, was not adequate to pad them from the ongoing monetary difficulty, demanding that pay rates should be expanded by 50% across board.

The specialists settled on the decision in a meeting with the Ghana News Organization (GNA) in the Bolgatanga Region and Talensi Area to test sees on the ongoing significant expense of living.

Samuel Aniah Awuni, a Public area laborer, let the GNA know that "The ongoing monetary circumstance is simply intolerable. I purchased a container of paint for GH₵600.00 and when I returned the next day to purchase another pail, the cost had expanded to GH₵700.00.


"Cost of fuel is difficult. I used to purchase GH₵100.00 for seven days just from my home to work and to chapel, however presently I purchase GH₵500.00 for a similar multi week time span. There must be an augmentation in pay rates," he said.

Ms Lawrenda Lardi Daameba, an understudy at the College of Ghana, Legon, said despite the fact that she was still under the consideration of her folks, she valued the monetary weight on them, "My Father deals with me.

"I have needed to deal with the little he gives; for example, in the event that I used to burn through GH₵50.00 per day, presently I need to change and manage with either GH₵30 or GH₵20," she said.

Ms Daameba, who is on temporary position at the Local Medical clinic in Bolgatanga, said she used to burn through GH₵4.00 to, and from work, "Yet presently I burn through GH₵10.00. I'm not working, am on temporary position, so you can envision."

Mr Samuel Adongo, an instructor, said, "We couldn't manage the cost of fuel for our motorbikes. I went from Winkogo to Tongo, I can't buy fuel to return.

"Indeed, even to take care of our youngsters before they go to class is an issue. This isn't about legislative issues, common residents are feeling the monetary difficulty, so the public authority should effectively help us," he said.

Mr Adongo said, "I will advocate for compensation increase, as a matter of fact it ought to really depend on 50% on the grounds that expense of things had multiplied. A sack of concrete is somewhere in the range of GH₵93.00 and GH₵95.00.

"So accepting my compensation is GH₵1000.00, today, what number of sacks of concrete might I at any point purchase? Does that mean I need to continue to remain in a leased room till I resign? We want 50% compensation increment so we can make due," the instructor demanded.

Lady Augustina Ajuidiok, a retailer in the Tongo Municipality, said the expense of purchasing arrangements from Bolgatanga to Tongo had multiplied, inferable from the significant expense of fuel.

"Individuals are not accepting things as they used to. In some cases I see that they need the things, yet they can't bear."

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