‘Ghanaian Teachers Deserve A Higher Salary Than President Akufo Addo’ – Ras Mubarak
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Former Member of Parliament for the Kumbungu Constituency and a member of the opposition party, Ras Mubarak has indicated that Ghanaian teachers deserve a higher salary than the president.
According to him, no occupation in Ghana sacrifices more than that of teachers adding that due to the meagre salaries of teachers, they are forced to engage in other activities for money
Speaking on why teachers refuse to go to rural areas when posted, he stated that it is due to inadequate incentive for teachers.
Speaking with Raymond Nyamador on the Happy Morning show, he said;
“Teachers should be paid higher than anybody in this country. I would reiterate that teachers and doctors as far as I am concerned, should receive higher pay than the President and MPs, considering the sacrifices they (Teachers) make.
Go to the communities and you will realize that the teachers abandon teaching to trade on the side. That is how seriously our society is decaying.”
On the same show, he reacted to the Kasoa incident involving the teenagers who murdered a 10-year-old boy, Ishmael Mensah.
“Currently a ten-year-old was killed and we are all worried and it is because apart from what is being shown on TV and internet, and parents not having time for their children, there is an issue of unexplained wealth. People who have not really sailed through life suddenly own mansions in East Legon, Trasaaco, Cantonments and you ask yourself what is happening here.
All manner of people not just politicians but worryingly politicians as well. In my time at parliament, it was one of those things that I fought and championed strongly but unfortunately, it seems the system is not interested in going after people who can’t explain their source of wealth.”