Mahama: I’m a living goat not a dead-goat

President John Mahama has backtracked with his dead-goat philosophy in the wake of strikes which have hit the labour front.

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is on strike and its members have withdrawn all emergency services over lack of conditions of service. Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) and government pharmacists have also laid down their tools.

Prior to this year’s labour revolt, Mahama told a Ghanaian audience abroad last year he was aware there will be more strikes ahead of the general elections, but he was going to adopt a “dead-goat syndrome” to know how unyielding he was.

However, speaking about the doctor’s strike on Radio Ghana Wednesday, Mahama voiced out: “I am a living goat” not a dead-goat.”