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General News of Thursday, 16 November 2017

Source: ultimatefmonline.com

NPP communicators in Volta Region declare strike over neglect

Some communicators of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Volta region have declared an indefinite strike over what they described as the “ill-treatment” being meted out to them by some party officers and appointees of government in the region.

The communicators who espouse party and government positions on socio-political discussions in the media, especially on morning radio, said in a communiqué that, they came to “this painful and regrettable decision based on the treatments being meted to us by the Regional Communication Director, the Regional Minister, the Deputy Regional Minister, MMDCEs and other government functionaries in the region.”

The communiqué signed by 21 NPP Regional communicators indicated their resolve “to boycott radio and TV discussions on the 2018 Budget statement delivered by the Finance Minister and other government-related discussions until further notice.”

Moses Aglina, one of the aggrieved communicators told Ultimate News’ Lambert Atsivor they felt being shortchanged by the NPP regional communication Director, Mr. Filipo Dati, who he claimed, was hoarding resources meant for party and government communication in the region.

“We have been speaking for the party and government on radio every day and this we do mostly with our own resources, which is not supposed to be so,” he explained.

He indicated that the group would only back down on its action if the party national hierarchy and the government intervened.