Ghana’s most recognised opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rendered an unqualified apology to Ghanaians, particularly teachers for the cancellation of teacher trainee allowances.
The National Youth Organizer for NDC, George Opare Addo who apologised on behalf of the party assured that their flagbearer when voted into power in 2021, will not repeat such decision.
Speaking on Accra-based Asempa FM monitored by Georgeweb.org, George Opare Addo explained that the teacher trainee allowances were cancelled after training colleges were upgraded to tertiary institutions.
The NDC party’s National Youth Organizer admitted that Mr John Dramani Mahama’s decision was not a step in the right direction adding that “he wont repeat that in 2021 when elected to power”.
According to him, “Mahama administration was spending GH¢950 on teacher trainees. And we were looking at issues of equity since they were upgraded to tertiary institutions”.
“So we wanted to migrate them unto the Student Loan Trust Fund,” he said, adding that “everybody has the right to change his mind, so there’s nothing wrong if former President Mahama believes the decision was unpopular.
Mr George assured that former President John Mahama in his next term will duly restore the teacher trainee allowances since his first decision was unpopular.