President Akufo-Addo has assured teachers his government is working to provide accommodation for them within the next two years.
“The Works and Housing unit is in discussion with teacher unions, including your own, to provide more housing opportunities for teachers.
“Within the next two years, it is proposed that 10,000 housing units on affordable terms will be developed for teachers across the country,” the President said at the 6th Quadrennial and 53rd National Delegates Conference of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in Kumasi Tuesday.
He also assured teachers he will address their concerns over the ‘one teacher one laptop policy’.
“I am glad to hear how much you welcomed the supply of the laptops. I promise you that the other related matters of concern will be addressed. The relationship between GNAT and my government is a matter of concern to me, and I will do my very best to promote such a relationship.”
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has debunked allegations that the laptops acquired for teachers across the country are inferior.
Speaking in an interview , the Ministry said they know what is best for the Ghanaian teacher adding “we know the value and the contribution of our teachers towards quality education and the things we need to supply to be able to put out the best in shaping the thought and destiny of this country.”
The Ministry also explained that every step of the way through the acquisition due diligence was done to procure the laptops for the teachers.
“Every process which needed to be followed throughout the procurement before the certification for it to be used in this country was duly followed. As we speak the machine is in use and nobody is complaining of its quality and how efficient the machine is. It is as good as any machine that can be found on the market.
“So these are things that are cropping up and as I indicated to you on the exact date, we will have our day in court and all other facts will be made available to the court and the good people of Ghana will get to hear it,”