A member of the communication team of the New Patriotic Party, Michael Ampong has stated that the strike actions emanating from the teaching sector is due to the propaganda the NDC government used during the 2012 elections campaign.
According to him they told Ghanaians that the teaching sector is lucrative and the teachers are earning more while in the actual sense their common arrears were not paid.
He explicated that the UTAG strike has exposed the government on how it used propaganda with the teaching sector.
Speaking on Okay FM, Michael Ampong said that it is time politicians lessen the propaganda used in winning votes.
He added that the activities of the NDC government have not been taken serious because they (NDC government) have failed to honor their agreement with the various working bodies.
He hinted that the extravagant and the caliber of people the NDC government is using to rule the country has triggered the actions taken by the University Teachers Association of Ghana, as the government is paying some personalities whose calibers are not in consonance with the lecturers whose qualifications are higher than some of the appointed ministers and their deputies.
With all these coming up, the NPP communicator said that the government should know that there are basic needs which the government must address.
“If we have such basic needs, how can a philanthropist give $2,000 dollars to sponsor pastors to travel to Jerusalem and pray for the country and neglect all responsibilities,” he said.
He however said that to a large extent this is a new government which has been in power for only three months but to him all the challenges the government is going through were brought upon them by themselves because the deceptions were too much for the people to bear.
He therefore said that it is unfortunate that the negligence of the Fair Wages Commission to reach a consensus with the UTAG is causing the students more suffering after paying their school fees for tuition.