President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs, Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi, is pleading with the various teacher unions to accept the appointment of Dr. Eric Nkansah as the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service.
According to him, they should try the new GES boss and see what the outcome may be.
In his view, if even he is not up to the task, they should guide him to succeed in his work else it is the ‘grass’ [students] who would suffer should they engage in a tussle with him.
His remarks come after three teacher unions namely; the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), the Ghana National Association of Teachers and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers have threatened an industrial action following the appointment of Dr. Eric Nkansah as the Director-General of GES.
The chief, who doubles as a member of the council of state and Omanhene of Sefwi Ahwiaso Traditional Area argued that “you cannot accuse someone that he snoors when he sleeps while you have not slept with him before” therefore, they should work with him before coming to any conclusion.
Ogyeahoho Gyebi said this when His Excellency SUGANDH RAJARAM, Indian High Commissioner to Ghana paid a courtesy call on him and Sefwi Ahweaso Traditional Council as part of his regional tour to the country making the Western North Region as the last and final of his visitation to the regions of Ghana.
“They should complain after they realise his performance is not good enough…he’s well educated and has gone through the mill…irrespective of how he is, I am pleading with the teacher unions to accept and work with him…the fact that he has not done teaching job doesn’t mean he can’t do it”, the chief said.
On his part, His Excellency Sugandh Rajaram promised that the Republic of India will explore where they can bring investors to the region especially in agriculture, rural development and rural electrification, and also build roads and railways so that there will be development in the communities and the county as a whole.