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Enough of all the blame on Gov't: UTAG must first fight their own confusion without fail

Invariably, the urgency of the issues affecting University Lecturers Nationwide seems to be more felt by the public than the employees themselves. This is the hardest truth they do not want to possibly hear, but it must be well packaged and told right before their very face. The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has since its inception, tabled a couple of concerns about their welfare, growth, progress, and more importantly, key ingredients they need in order to perform their work well as teachers. Condition of service is something that cannot be denied them, and in the face of the Labour Law, they inarguably deserve what is due them.

As they continue to be one of the most 'disrespected' professionals currently in Ghana, lecturers continue to struggle in their quest of redeeming their reputation and image in the professional world. The struggle is historical, and practically, the narrative keeps worsening as we transition from one government to another. This is how bad the situation has become, and apart from Professor John Evans Fiifi Atta-Mills who parachuted the lives of teachers and lecturers Nationwide, to an appreciable tangent point, all those who succeeded him cared less, and have shamefully worsened the situation.

Today, instead of bringing back the life-changing and progressive policies our teachers need, the Government is rather draining them, and even stealing from the little they have, in the form of double taxation, inflation, and denial of certain packages.

Contrary to the above, there is a boiling underground confusion in UTAG that needs an immediate resolution. The problem facing them has escalated to this far because of the high level of disunity within the association. While some A-POLITICAL members are fighting so hard to win what belongs to the association, those wearing party colours secretly are hypocritically blocking their chances. Lawful demonstration or strike would have been the least of their agenda if there was no hidden confusion within UTAG. Sometimes it is so baffling why meeting with government, labour union and other relevant stakeholders just come to an end without receiving the main benefits they demanded from government. After spoiling those chances during the negotiation period, then they come out, shouting to the public that the government is taking them for granted. Nothing can describe this than leadership crisis! UTAG must comprehensively fix themselves before confronting the government for anything due them!

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