Ghanaian US-based social media critic, Twene Jonas has reacted to the recent comments made by President Akufo-Addo concerning teaching work in Ghana.
A few days ago, President Akufo-Addo in a meeting advised teachers who have plans to become millionaires through teaching to reconsider their thoughts.
In a video, the President was lauding teachers for their sacrificial work to the country as a whole.
According to him, no one in the world goes into teaching to make money. He admitted that the conditions of service of teachers in the country are poor but according to him, teaching Is just a contribution job to the welfare of the social and he applauded them for their efforts.
President Nana Addo added that teaching is a sacrificial job and that one can not teach and expect to become wealthy. He, therefore, advised teachers to have a side job. He added that although teachers do not deserve to be poor, the profession is just a contribution job to the welfare of society.
But according to Twene Jonas, the statement from the First Gentleman of the land is ridiculous.
In a Facebook live video, Jonas asked President Akufo-Addo to apologize to teachers for making such a statement and also increase their salaries.
“Teachers are those who teach you to become MPs and politicians who use $24 million to purchase cars. You think they don’t deserve better?”, he asserted.