Fact check: NDC is not behind teachers' strike

Fact check: NDC is not behind teachers' strike

Teacher unions across the country declared a strike on December 5, 2019, over their legacy arrears.

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The teacher unions which included NAGRAT, GNAT and CCT-GH said they were striking because government had failed to pay their legacy arrears which spanned between 2012-2016.

At a press conference in Accra to declare their intentions, the teachers said their checks had revealed that the arrears had been verified and approved for payment by the Controller and Accountant-General’s Internal Audit Unit about three weeks earlier but government hasn’t paid them, hence the decision to go on strike.

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So the NPP and the Minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku-Prempeh’s accusation that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are behind the teachers' strike is false.

Dr Mathew Opoku-Prempeh claimed that he had credible information which suggests that the teachers met with some NDC members to plan the strike.

He opined that the teachers' action was a politically motivated one but Dr Mathew Opoku-Prempeh failed to provide any tangible evidence to back his claims.

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The minister's comments have since generated mixed comments on social media with majority of Ghanaians disagreeing with him.

Some say the minister is insulting the teachers by suggesting they do not have a mind of their own.

Below are some comments of Ghanaians on social media;

Raymond described the minister as a joke.

Romeo said the minister should focus on paying the teachers and stop accusing the party in opposition.

John also described the minister's assertion as stupid.

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Damian said the NPP government likes complaining too much.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a US company, Crane Currency won the bid to design, print and supply Ghana’s new GH¢200 and GH¢100 banknotes introduced by the Bank of Ghana on November 29, 2019.

Crane Currency is a world-renowned currency and security printing company that has been in the currency business for the past 200 years.

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Source: Yen Ghana

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