Teachers in Eastern Region Demand Better Pay and Conditions

Teachers in the Eastern Region of Ghana have taken to the streets to demand better pay and conditions, giving the government an ultimatum to address their concerns by May 31st.

Members of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana (CCT-GH) marched through the streets of Koforidua on Wednesday, calling for the government to approve four recommended allowances.

The protesters, clad in red, displayed placards with messages such as “Treat teachers with dignity” and “Teachers also deserve allowances”.

They presented a petition to the Eastern Regional Minister, Seth Kwame Acheampong, which was received on his behalf by the Regional Coordinating Director, John Donkor.

The teachers are demanding improved conditions of service, including deprived area allowances, extra assessment allowances, book and data allowances, and upward adjustment on CPD allowances. They claim the government has failed to implement agreements reached in 2009 and 2020.

The Regional Coordinating Director, John Donkor, pledged to ensure the petition is delivered to the Presidency.

By: Kofi Adjei | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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