Ofori-Atta blamed as UTAG likely to strike again

Ken Ofori-Atta is the Minister of Finance

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) is likely to lift the suspension on its recent strike, 3news.com has gathered.

According to reports, there has not been any headway after a one-month negotiation period was agreed upon by parties.

3news.com gathers the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, fails to attend meetings as he constantly delegates other officials to represent him.

This is said to have angered leadership of the university teachers as they claim the Minister is not according them the deserved respect.

They are, therefore, lacing their boots for a long strike.

An Open Letter written by recently-elected Secretary, Professor Ransford Yaw Gyampo, to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday suggested that “no one can contain the anger of University Teachers should they be allowed to strike again, after the expiration of the one month negotiation period”.

“A simple survey on the various campuses would give a sense of how bitter and angry they are, for the disrespectful manner in which they have been treated over the years.”

Most of the tertiary institutions are wrapping up end-of-semester examinations for regular students for the 2020/2021 academic year but a strike will affect research work, project work as well as distance education programmes.

It could also lead to delay in re-opening for the next academic year.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana