These days, it seems the vice President of Ghana, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia takes advantage of every opportunity to announce himself and project his leadership prowess to Ghanaians as part of his effort t9 lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) into the battle of 2024. This is evident in how he pokes his nose in every social issues.
From churches, weddings, funeral to now labour matters, the vice President has simply begun his campaign.
The recent pronouncement by professor Ransford Gyampo, the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) Legon branch Secretary, on how their impasse with the Ministry of Education on their salary was resolved is yet another subtle campaign for the revered Economist.
Teachers at the University level had embarked on an indefinite strike based on what they say is an inadequate salary. The matter went to court through the National Labour Commission, NLC. Later, an out if court settlement was reached, leading to the suspension of the strike.
Ransford Gyampo, however, gave all the credit of the successful outcome to the vice President. According to the UG UTAG General-Secretary, Bawumia and Ministers of Education, Employment and National Security showed what he called 'enough leadership behind the scenes.'
In a Facebook post on August 22, 2021; barely 24-hours to the resumption of negotiations, he further tasked the quartet to continue to keep a keen interest in the month-long negotiation that starts today.
"The Ministers for Education, Employment, National Security and the Vice President have shown enough leadership behind the scenes, in pushing for the suspension of the strike" he said.
This is a clear headliner for the man who wants to be the next President of Ghana. We are barely in 8 months of the four-year renewed mandate of his boss, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. We don't know whether it is right for Bawumia to start this aggressive campaign by involving in all these ministry-based controversy for clout at this point. Must he slow down, or it is politically correct?
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