- Some members of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) have apologised to former president Mahama for voting against him in 2016
- They said President Akufo-Addo and the NPP have disappointed them
- The group has asked Mahama to come back in election 2020
Some members of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG), have apologised to former president John Mahama for voting against him and the NDC in 2016.
The group embarked on a demonstration on Wednesday, October 7, 2018, to compel the government to give them permanent employment.
The unemployed teachers, according to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Classfmonline.com, said they felt disappointed in Akufo-Addo and his government.
TTAG explained that its members were supposed to be given permanent employment in September 2018, but the government, according to their intelligence, intends posting them to do the one-year mandatory national service, which, they say, is not part of the initial agreement.
They said that they received a better treatment under the erstwhile Mahama government as compared with their welfare now under Akufo-Akufo, and thus apologised to the former president and called for his return to power.
Some of the aggrieved teachers chanted 'Mahama, we are sorry... come back" as they demonstrated.
Some of the females among them said, they were often tempted to chase men for survival because of their unemployed state.
“If you don’t take time, my dear, you will do something that you are not supposed to do; you will be gallivanting around chasing men here and there [for survival]. Meanwhile, we have completed [school] and need to be posted,” one female teacher lamented.
“We want newly-trained teachers to be posted by the Ghana Education Service (GES) [and not to] enroll us for national service,” another teacher added.
The TTAG members marched through the principal streets of Accra with placards with inscriptions: "Thanks for Allowance but post us now", “You gave us an allowance and so what?”, “Education sector is in limbo”, “Napo must go”, “NPP, we are tired of promises; post us now”, “NPP has betrayed us, GES post us now”.
They marched from the Obra Spot near the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange and ended at the Hearts of Oak Park in Accra in demonstrating against the government.
The group announced that it will also present a petition to Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia.
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