NAGRAT finds Nunoo-Mensah’s statements ‘unacceptable’

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Teachers1The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has reacted angrily to statements made over the weekend by National Security Advisor Brigadier-General (Rtd) Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, saying members are disappointed with the statements.

The retired Brigadier-General on Saturday, during the commissioning of a nine-unit classroom block for the O'Reilly Senior High School, condemned incessant actions of organized labour to resort to strike when agitating for better working conditions, stressing it goes against the government especially at a time when the economy is unstable.

Brigadier-General Nunoo-Mensah said "some of us" have sacrificed for the nation and it behoves on workers especially teachers and doctors to also do same.

“If you don’t want the job, Ghana is not a police state. Take your passports and get out of this country and don’t destroy the country for us; if you can’t sacrifice like what some of us have done, then get out. If the kitchen is too hot for you, get out.”

But speaking on TV3’s Midday Live on Monday, October 21, 2013, Eric Angel Cabonu, the Vice President of NAGRAT, said the Association disagrees with the government functionary, citing that teachers are already sacrificing viz teaching in challenging environments, handling large class sizes and travelling long distances behind trucks to and fro to work.

“If he says this is not sacrifice then the question is what is sacrifice?” Mr Cabonu asked.