PRESIDENT OF the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH), Pharm. James Ohemeng Kyei has appealed to the Minister of Health, Alban Bagbin to ensure that hospital pharmacists are migrated onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS). Â Â
The pharmacists who expressed worried about the delay in moving them onto the SSSS, urged the minister to see to the completion of the process â€śin the interest of peace and harmony on the labour front.â€ť
Mr. Kyei made the proclamation in a statement issued by PSGH and signed by himself at the end of the second governance board meeting in Accra.
Though they commended Mr. Bagbin for showing goodwill and exemplary leadership in calling off a nationwide strike action by members of the Hospital Pharmacists Association, they were not happy that the agreed road map for migration had still not been completed.
Â â€śIt is painfully sad to note that more than two months after ending the strike action on 10th April, 2012, the migration process has not been completed despite assurances in the agreed road map that the migration of GHOSPA members onto the SSSS would be completed by 30th April 2012,â€ť the statement Â said.
Commenting on the upcoming general elections, the PSGH appealed to Ghanaians to ensure that it is conducted in a peaceful atmosphere.
â€śAs health professionals with the enviable motto â€śAmicus Humani Generisâ€ť meaning â€śFriends of the Human Race,â€ť the PSGH wishes to generally remind all Ghanaians of the very serious health implications of election-related civil wars and their devastating effect especially on women and children.
The statement condemned the violence that characterized the recent biometric votersâ€™ registration exercise in some parts of the country.
It consequently called on Ghanaians to refrain from actions and utterances that would threaten the peace and stability of the nation reminding the media of the Rwanda genocide during which many Tutsis and Moderate Hutus were massacred following provocative utterances during a radio broadcast.
â€śWe of the PSGH passionately appeal to all political parties to be committed to the 2012 Ghana Political Parties Code of Conduct. We believe that once all political parties abide by the code, it could act as a powerful catalyst to ensure transparent and peaceful elections.â€ť
Â By Stella Danso Addai