Ghanaian teachers have justified their ongoing strike action by saying their remuneration is poor and that they have now been reduced to liars at home and always devise a strategy to avoid giving their wives housekeeping money.
According to the one in charge of salaries and conditions of service for GNAT, Isaac Baah they are tired of giving excuses and always running away from the core responsibilities as the breadwinners.
“Look at teachers; to run from providing daily chop money to their wives, they wait for their wives to enter the bathroom then they will run out from the house. Some also have to let their family go back to their villages, so it’s a serious situation and if the government doesn’t pay the 20%, it wouldn’t be easy,” he revealed to Adomonline.
The government and some social media commenters have owing to the prevailing economic situation in the country, the teachers’ demands won’t be met hence they should return to the classroom.
But Baah rubbished the claim, saying that the government has enough money to take care of the luxurious lifestyles of its members but doesn’t care about the poor teachers.
“The government has enough money. There is, hasn’t the government been providing fuel coupons for parliamentarians and ministers? Do we teachers receive some? There is money; the president has been travelling with chartered jets,” he stressed.
On Monday, July 4, the main teacher unions in the country declared a nationwide indefinite strike action to demand a 20 per cent Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).