The Bolgatanga Municipal Chairman of the Ghana National Association of Teachers, Charles Ateem Atakibire has appealed to the government through the Ghana Education Service(GES) to as a matter of urgency seek first the welfare of teachers in its governing process.
According to Mr Ateem, though past and present governments have contributed immensely to the welfare of teachers, there is the need for more improvement as teachers are usually considered as the eyes of the country.
Mr Ateem who spoke at the 6th quadrennial of 53 districts delegates conference held in Bolgatanga stressed that teachers though have contributed their all to the growth of the country, have received little to their efforts by governments.
Mr. Ateem who is also seeking reelection as the Bolgatanga Municipal chairman of the association noted that in his tuner of office, he was able to work closely with members to ensure that their problems were resolved.
“The four years as a leader of the association was confronted with series of challenges to members with the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. But regardless of that, as an association in the Municipality, we were able to chalk some success. I’m glad to report that when I took over with about 2,500 membership in 2017 April and by the close of the year 2020 December, membership has increased to 3, 300. With this number, the association is not relaxed in finding tune the welfare of its members. ”
The 6th quadrennial of 53 districts delegates conference was slated on May 4th, 2021 to elect new executives to stir the affairs of the association and to bring to bear the quality of life amongst members.
It was held under the theme “Surviving as a reliable and vibrant teacher union in the 21st century: empowering teachers in the Bolgatanga Municipality”.
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