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UTAG STRIKE: Lecturers To Embark On Another Strike As Government Fails To Address Their Issue

The general secretary of the University Teachers Association of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo has called on government to address their issue before their one month suspension elapse

Weeks ago the University Teachers Association of Ghana went on an indefinite strike over poor working conditions. Upon series of meetings with stakeholders, they decided to suspend their strike for a month where in that period negotiations will continue to settle all differences. Students and lecturers returned to the various institutions to continue their academic activities in that time period.

 It is left with just five days for the suspension time to elapse and still, nothing concrete has being established. Professor Ransford Gyampo, a lecturer at the University of Ghana took to facebook to share the current situation at hand. According to him, nothing concrete can be achieved without the Minister of Finance, Honorable Ken Ofori Atta, who is not even attending meetings but rather delegating.

"Unfortunately, I repeat, nothing concrete has been achieved. I am told, much of the issues have to do with your Finance Minister, who is still not attending meetings himself, but delegating, probably, because he sees UTAG matters as trivial. He may continue to treat us like rags, but when there is mobilization of the anger of University Teachers in a manner that creates a praetorian situation, the bucks would stop with you in dealing with the mess", he said. 

He continued that if government try to resolve the difference within the one month period, the next strike of the University Teachers Association of Ghana will be more intense than the previous one since the teachers are more angry due to the attitude of government towards them.

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