The Ghana National Association of Teacher have opposite views from the coalition of Concerned Teachers who have issued a 100 days ultimatum to the newly elected government of restore the teacher trainee allowances.
The General Secretary of the group, David Ofori Acheampong in an interview on Top FM’s Morning Show Ghana Te Sen said there are three groups of teachers groups and they are not part in taking that decision.
He said the GNAT is in the position of waiting for the new government to outline it procedures in battling the challenges in the sector and how to restore the allowances.
It is a continues process, a new government inherits assets and liabilities as well, we wait patiently for the outline on how he will solve our problems and if he fails we hold him to his own procedures.
Mr Acheampong said, their main focus which has led to their meeting in Kumasi as at the time of interview is to present their request to the new government and remind him of their pending promises from the government.
But he confirmed his knowledge on the promise of the NPP to restore the training allowances but denied knowing if they gave a time frame for that.
He said it might be impossible for government to fulfill it promise after three months of swearing in.
He concluded that, it is premature to hold them to a time frame hence they choose to wait.
Meanwhile, John Boadu, Acting General Secretary of the NPP the NPP will fufill it promise regardless of it being 100 hundred days or not.
He said their budget for running the nation is not out for the teachers to hold them by, we have not even been sworn in.
Mr Boadu said, they are aware of the criticisms that will erupt should they fail their promise.
“We take this as a reminder and not they trying to push us to a tight corner”, he added.