The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has requested that their salaries be pegged against the US dollar if the government fails to stabilize the Ghana cedis.
The GMA said such a decision would help reduce the exodus of medical practitioners.
The General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Titus Beyuo indicated that “The government must try to stabilize the economy because the real value of our salaries has reduced by about 50 percent and, even if in dollar terms, we are earning less. So in future negotiations, if the government does not stabilize the economy, we have no choice but to ask for our salaries and allowances to be pegged at the dollar rate so that, they do not lose value”.
According to the Association, the cost of living was unbearable, and the government must be in place measures to address them.