Apologise to UTAG over ‘resign’ comment – Apaak chases Earl Ankrah

Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr Clement Apaak has condemned the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) over some comment made against the striking university lecturers.

The Director of Public Affairs for FWSC, Earl Ankrah, asked the members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) to resign if they are not happy with their current working conditions.

Ankrah had earlier stated that UTAG, that is on strike over their working conditions, did not exhaust all processes as the law demands before embarking on the strike action.

Reacting to this, Dr Apaak who is the deputy ranking member of Parliament’s select Committee on Education lambasted the FWSC, describing the comment of Ankrah as irresponsible.

“The comment from the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission suggesting that university lecturers resign if they are not treated well by the government is irresponsible,” Dr Apaak told Prince Minkah, the host of Dwaboase on Power FM.

The former University of Ghana lecturer believes the government is to blame for the agitations because it showed bad faith.

” At a point, the Vice President, Dr Bawumia intervened and assured the lecturers but the government turned around to disappoint them,” he argued.

He explained that UTAG members are angry because of government’s failure to do what it accepted to sanction when officials met the lecturers.

“When lecturers lay down their tools to embark on a strike action, know that the government has lied to them,” he added.



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