-Pantang Psychiatric Hospital Staff have threatened a sit-down strike over land encroachment
-The encroachment is affecting security the mental institution
-The made an appeal to the president to check on the activities of the encroachers
Workers in the Pantang Psychiatric Hospital have decided to embark on a sit-down strike starting this Monday, July 10 if the activities of land encroachers are not curbed.
According to Elvis Akuamoah, the Head of Staff at the hospital, the activities of land encroachers on the hospital lands has greatly affected activities at the hospital.
He said that private developers had encroached on the land making it difficult for staff at the hospital to carry out their duties effectively. He added that the encroachment has become an impediment to security to both patients and staff at the hospital. He has therefore warned that if nothing is done about the situation, there were going to be forced to put down their tools and neglect their duties until they get redress. They gave a deadline of up until Wednesday, July 12.
Mr. Elvis Akuamoah said that even though many calls had been made by the hospital to ensure that some sanctions were activated to control the activities of the encroachers, no aid had actually come their way to that effect.
Speaking in a media interview Elvis Akuamoah indicated that the encroachers kept on degrading the land in front of the hospital. He continued that, new buildings and structures were being put up to serve as accommodation and commercial services belittling the safety of staff and patients at the hospital.
To buttress his point on the strike, the Head of Staff at the hospital said if nothing was done by the deadline on Wednesday July 12, the staff at the hospital were going to hit the streets and continue to stay away from the hospital until the problem was resolved
He however made a passionate appealed to the President to heed their pleas and order the encroachment of their lands to be stopped.
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