General Secretary for The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) David Ofori Acheampong has disputed claims that their request for a motivational package for their members and other teachers across the country is solely about money.
Acting GNAT President Ms Philippa Larsen at the lunch of the world teachers day (WTD) which falls on October 5, in Accra under the theme “Teaching in freedom, empowering teachers called on the government to provide teachers in the country a motivational package to promote hard work.
This call from GNAT has suffered criticisms from a section of Ghanaians who believe the teacher union is putting much pressure on the government.
But in a rebuttal, General Secretary of GNAT, Mr David Ofori Acheampong says their call for the motivation policy should not be considered to be only about money.
Speaking in an interview with Otec News, Mr Ofori explained that though they wished government could increase their salaries, their recent call is based on the needed logistics for a teacher.
According to him, they have been requesting this for quite a long time but government has ignored their request.
He says their requests is to put government on track in terms of making a special package for teachers who are posted to the rural areas.
He explains that government made a promise to ensure that teachers have a better life so that the free SHS policy would work effectively hence their call to put government on his toes and provide the necessary gadgets and support to ensure the progress of the free SHS policy.
Source: otecfmghana.com/Evans Agyei Sikapa