A video in speculation has late former president John Fiifi Atta Mills warning Ghanaians about how careless the political opponent can be about teachers years ago has surfaced.
It seems those on the field know what the opponent can do when given the mandate.
The late Ghanaian political scholar who served Ghana from 2009 until death in 2012 in an interview told the host about the importance of teachers and how they are supposed to be treated before stressing that the New Patriotic Party is in no position to be given the mandate if it comes to respecting the teachers.
This surfaced as a ‘prophetic fulfillment’ after ruling Nana Akuffo Addo dropped a derogatory ‘advise’ to teaches edging them to take on other jokes aside from the teaching job if they want to make a good living. Because teaching is not a job that can make you rich. A sickening statement from an unimaginable person when teachers’ remuneration system in Ghana is nothing to be compared to other countries.
Nana Akuffo Addo in an exclusive interview has spoken unequivocally that teaching is not a job one can undertake to become financially independent because it’s a service being rendered to mankind.
According to him, teaching is a sacrificial service one renders not expecting to rake in much money to become an overnight millionaire.
He added that teachers will have to do more… rely on other streams of income and pursue other careers if they really wanna experience what financial independence means.
These words from President Akufo-Addo come to muddy the water as far the welfare of teachers in Ghana is concerned. Ghanaian teachers are poorly remunerated in comparison to what pertains to other countries.
Therefore, although President Akufo-Addo’s words may seem right and truthful, it does the situation in Ghana no good especially in his position as the President of Ghana.