Nurses at the Ridge Hospital in Accra have embarked on a strike action to register their displeasure against the non-payment of their March salaries by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department.
Salaries of nurses at the hospital is said to have delay as a result of a anomalies caused through the introduction of an electronic payroll system.
The nurses who number up to about five hundred have since threatened not to come back to work until the anomalies are rectified.
It is however, reported that management of the hospital had suggested to the nurses to go for an overdrafts from their banks since the Accountant General’s Department had promised that their March salary would be added to that of April. But this it is said that the nurses had refused to do for fear of paying extra bank charges at their own cost.
Speaking in an interview with an Accra-based radio station the head of administration at the Ridge hospital Emmanuel Taadi said “the controller was supposed to send the payroll to us for us to validate that indeed it was our workers but when the controller sent the system online it malfunctioned and we were not able to down load the PV for the Nurses.”
He pleaded with the striking nurses to return their position while the issue is being resolved.