“Gov’t must take responsibility” over POTAG salary freeze – IMANI boss

Franklin Cudjoe

Mr Franklin Cudjoe, President of IMANI Ghana, has called on government and the general public to stop ‘moralizing’ the on-going POTAG strike and analyse the situation with an open mind.

He said “…the attempts of trying to moralize everything in this country…if we reduce the argument to that level, then you defeat the whole argument of tripartite negotiation”.

Mr Cudjoe said that the action by POTAG was legal and added that it was unfortunate that the country has a habit of waiting until the last minute to resolve issues.

The Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) has been on a nationwide strike for three months, protesting the non-payment of their book and research allowances.

This has prompted the Ministry of Education to direct the Controller and Accountant General to freeze their August salaries.