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General News | Aug 3, 2012

VOA's Shaka Ssali Calls on Fair Wages boss

Ghanaian Chronicle

by  Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh
The host of Voice of America's Straight Talk Africa, Dr. Shaka Ssali has called on the Chief Executive of Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), Mr. George Smith Graham.

Dr. Shaka Ssali hosts Straight Talk Africa which discusses pertinent issues concerning the continent. The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission was established by law to implement the new Single Spine Pay Policy.

Since its inception, various organization and countries have deliberated with Fair Wages and Salaries Commission on the pay policy. The government of Rwanda had earlier consulted Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to share their experiences and challenges with them.

Recently, the Kenyan government also invited the Chief Executive and board chairman of Fair Wages and Salaries Commission over to Kenya to share the best practices of Ghana's pay policy as executed by Fair Wages and Salaries Commission.

Dr. Shaka Ssali and Mr. Smith Graham shared fond memories of the late President Evans Atta Mills.

Dr. Ssali recounted the Presidents' humility and depth in knowledge. He said 'What does it merit a man, to have a 'fat' bank account, live a luxurious life and die.'

Shaka compared the late President Mills to the likes of Julius Nyerere, Jomo Kenyatta and Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. 'They saw Africa beyond themselves and their various continents'.

Mr. Smith Graham said in the midst of labour unrests, the late President encouraged him not to be deterred by the comments and accusations leveled against him. The President told him that he was solidly behind what he was doing and he appreciated it.

Mr. Smith Graham said he is never been the same since he realized the President was watching and appreciated what he did.

Dr. Shak Ssali had earlier paid a courtesy call on President John Dramani Mahama to offer his condolence to the people of Ghana. His visit to Fair Wages immediately followed his visit to the castle.

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