Member of Parliament for North Tongu in the Volta Region, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has promised to pay the salaries of private school teachers in his Constituency.
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, most private schools in the Ghana have laid off their staff whilst others have been told that they will only be paid when the pandemic is over.
As part of supporting these private school teachers, the former Deputy Minister of Information has promised to settle the salaries of 570 teachers in his constituency to enable them survive in this difficult times.
Hon. Ablakwa made this known on his Facebook page which reads, “I have been in touch with the leadership of the 45 private basic schools in my beloved constituency to find out how they are coping with the exigencies of the times and to express my solidarity.
“Sad to hear that unlike their counterparts in the public sector, teaching and non-teaching staff have not received salaries since March, thanks to COVID-19.
“In the unfortunate circumstances, I have notified the leadership of private schools of a new MP’s initiative to offer a cash compensation package to all 570 teaching and non-teaching staff at the end of this month (May).
“I am particularly delighted that I have also secured assurances that no teacher would be laid off in these difficult times.
“We are all in this together. We defeat COVID-19 together and we rise from the ashes together.