The 2012 Vice Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Nana Akosua Frimponmaa, is calling for public institutions to be strengthened in order for them to be able to carry out their responsibilities as expected.
“Our institutions must work to avoid unnecessary labour agitations,” she stated in a release issued on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
“Why should it take the President to intervene before teachers agree to go back to teach? Is that not a failure on the part of institutions responsible?” she asks.
She noted it is about time that Ghanaians ensured that all those who have put in charge of the various sectors carry out their duties to the benefit of tax payers.
She questioned why upon all the many institutions in place, it took a meeting by President John Dramani Mahama to cajole teachers back to their posts.
“Why should we have so many Institutions in place and at the same time the President is the one to come and address grievances of workers?” she queries.
Nana Frimpongmaa’s call comes in the wake of the recent teacher strike action, which took the intervention of the president to get them back to work.
Nana Frimponmaa is unhappy that Children are the victims.
“If our institutions are strengthened, it would not get to the situation where doctors, nurses, teachers and other working force will embark on strike action before steps are taken to address their concerns,” she added.
She urged the National Labour Commission (NLC) to reach a satisfactory agreement between teachers and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to avert any future occurrence.
“I want to also urge the teachers that as they go back to the classroom, they should do all they can to make up for the time lost during the strike action and help the students they have toiled for all this while to succeed in their examination,” she advised.
Nana Frimpongmaa, also known as Cherita Sarpong, was grateful to teachers for agreeing to go back to the classroom “and will suggest they always consider our children before taking any decision to embark on strike action.
“Let us make Ghana work again, because this is the only Country we have,”she stated.