Abdul Malik Kweku Baako

Managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Malik Kweku Baako, has criticised the Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh and the Chairman of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Council, Michael Nsowah for their comments over the on-going industrial strike by teachers. 

According to him, their comments, following the industrial strike by the teachers, were uncalled for, adding that good communication is key to leaders in negotiating with agitated groups.

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“When you are a leader and you are negotiating with people who are agitating, good communication is very critical, what you say makes a lot of impact. To be honest when I heard the statements of the Education Minister and the Chairman of the GES Council, I was very disappointed. And for them to make such comments I think it’s a minus for them,” he told Accra based Peace FM, monitored by Adomonline.com.       

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The Education Minister, popularly known as Napo, is reported to have accused the striking teachers of allowing the opposition party National Democratic Congress (NDC) to influence their decision to embark on a strike.

In an interview on Asempa FM’s afternoon programme Ekosii Sen on Wednesday, Dr Opoku-Prempeh said information available to him indicated that some NDC members met with the teacher groups to plan the strike. 

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Chairman of the GES Council, Mr Nsowah, also issued a threat in an interview on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem on Tuesday, saying that, should the teachers continue their strike , GES will be forced to employ new teachers.

Source: Adomonline.com | Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy