The Bono East Deputy Youth Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Obeng Agyenim Boateng has chided the Akufo-Addo government for its inability to pay the Professional Allowance at the end of October, 2020.
This follows a promise made by the Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh during a one-day teachers’ program held in the Volta Region. At the event, the Minister promised to pay a yearly allowance of Ghc 1200 for teachers starting from the month of October. Teachers were however in anticipation of bagging Ghc 1200 which turned out to be a failed promise.
In a sharp but a timely reaction, the Bono East Deputy Regional Youth Organizer, Obeng Agyenim Boateng said, “this is the most teacher unfriendly government we have ever had in history of Ghana. They have consistently deceived Ghanaian teachers ever since they came into office in 2017; from denial of employment to the sheer arrogance exhibited by the Education Minister towards teachers. Teachers are not cheap to be deceived this way. Teachers must kick against this nepotistic government.”
The NPP in their 2016 Manifesto made 38 mouth-watering and Ethiopian promises in the Education sector alone towards the holistic improvement of the educational sector with the motivation of teachers as a key panacea to quality education.
According to the press statement,“Today, out of the 38 promises, only 7 promises representing 18% has been delivered with a staggering 31 promises representing 82% still remaining unfulfilled till date.
“Teachers, Educational workers and stakeholders in education are disappointed in President Akuffo Addo and his NPP Government for their claims of fulfillment of 80% of their 2016 campaign promises across all sectors of our socio-economic and Infrastructural developments as the reality on the grounds reveals unprecedented levels of deception, lies, disrespect, and arrogance of the government machinery in defending the indefensible.”
Obeng Agyenim Boateng is however calling on all teachers to vote against President Akufo-Addo in the December 2020 polls by voting President John Mahama and number 2 on the ballot paper.