An undisclosed amount of cash will be sent by plane to the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) to pay outstanding debts to junior doctors, according to government sources.
The latest development in this unpaid salaries row comes only a few days after the junior doctors handed over negotiations to former Black Stars player Sulley Muntari- a man who has acquired extensive experience in the recovery of unpaid salaries from his time with the national football team. It also brings back memories of government’s bizarre decision to send a plane containing more than $3m in cash to Brazil to pay members of the national team during the group stages of last year’s World Cup.
The 91 junior doctors who have already attempted to pitch camp outside the Controller and Accountant General’s Department say they have not received any pay since September 2014.
A government spokesman communicating via his Facebook page- which doubles as the government’s official communications and propaganda channel said “a private jet belonging to a friend of the government will be used to dispatch the cash from some big man’s secret bank account to the CAGD.”
A spokesman for the junior doctors said they “insisted they want physical cash” since government has, on several occasions, failed to honour it promise to pay the doctors’ salaries into their bank accounts.