Aggrieved staff of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) have petitioned the Chief of Staff Julius Debrah over the non-payment of salary arrears.
The workers, numbering over 1,500 stated that they have not received their arrears for over three years.
Spokesperson for the group, Abdul Hamid Munir told Citi News “We sent reminders to our head office, Ministry of Finance at the first quarter of the year, we didn’t hear anything from them, we sent another one to them in the second quarter, and we did not hear anything from them.
“That is why we petitioned the Chief of Staff to call them to order. We cannot work for so many years without pay.”
The workers who picketed at the Finance Ministry last year said their payments were stopped after they were given a four month pay following their protests.
In the petition to Mr. Debrah the workers said “we were made to understand that from the financial clearance that our salary arrears will be paid in the first quarter of 2016. Sir, we are in June now and nobody is telling us anything with regards to the arrears.
“All our efforts in trying to know the whereabouts of our arrears have fallen on deaf ears as nobody from our headquarters or the Finance Ministry is prepared to listen to us.”
“Majority of our people are owing banks and other financial institutions huge sums of monies which we believe if the arrears are paid, it will go a long way to alleviate the suffering and trauma we are going through”.