One Dr. Lawrence Appiah, Founder of the Diaspora Progressive Movement (DPM) based in USA, has asserted President Akufo-Addo has failed the teachers.
“Teachers are on strike and for them (NPP) to cover up their failures, they have come up with the term legacy debt, the purpose of the term, legacy debt is to let Ghanaians know the debt was from a previous government and they are the first in this republic to inherit a debt from a previous government”, he opined.
Dr. Appiah quizzed, “in 2015/16, did not Nana Addo promise teachers that he will pay all their arrears? So where from the term, legacy debt and why do they pride themselves of paying 90%. ALL is not equal to 90%. Can the NPP tell us what their legacy assets are or they do not have any?”
He said as soon as the news broke up that the teachers will be going on strike, the sector minister, Mathew Opoku-Prempeh (Napo) said the strike was motivated by the NDC.
Adding, he alleged that Napo went ahead to ask how come the debt was from 2012 but the teachers did not go on strike to demand their money. “….any analyst will know right away that, Napo cannot lead the discussion to find a solution to the problem. Seriously, I do not know why Napo is still a minister in this so-called competent government”, Dr. Appiah lamented.
The US-based DPM founder indicated chairman of GES Council, Micheal Nsowah’s threat to the teachers, that GES would recruit teachers in the places of striking teachers if they refused to go back to school, was ‘irresponsible’.
“This appears there is no competent and reasonable person associated with this government”, he exposed.
He further posited “this government is shamelessly supervising an education policy that pretends is putting money in the pockets of parents of these children when the teachers, who are teaching these same children are on strike for non-payment of arrears”.
“……does this make sense to you? Good Professors and Chiefs who joined this government have all become someway”, he lamented
Dr. Appiah added that at the time the government was going to the press, the National Labor Commission (NLC) had taken the Teachers’ Unions to court where they have been ordered to go to school, “what the NLC has done is like forcing the horse to the riverside, but you cannot force it to drink”, he added.
The founder, DPM suggested that the NLC if possible, should withdraw the case from court and humbly engage the teacher unions, indicating he was not sure the government has the ability to solve any problems.
“This is why they quickly bring NDC into any challenges that come their way, three years of being in office, you just wonder why they are in government”, he fumed.
“……as if they do not know why Ghanaians voted for them, I will change my citizenship, if Ghanaians vote for them again in 2020. They are so clueless, incompetent and shameful”, he noted.
This teachers’ strike has exposed the Nana Akufo-Addo’s 125 family and friends government, he alleged, adding that the NPP have reached the end of their usefulness to the people of Ghana, and one day (NPP) in office after January 07, 2021 will be catastrophic for Ghana and hell will even be an enjoyable place to live.
By: Delali A. Awuyeh