Members of a group called All Teachers Alliance Ghana, have hit the streets to express their displeasure over laptops being distributed by the Ghana Education Service to teachers in the country.
According to them, the laptops are of low quality and not fit for teaching and learning.
They also want the government to halt the deduction of GH¢509 from their professional development allowance for the payment of the laptops.
One of the protesting teachers who spoke to our source said, “we want the GES to refund the money they have deducted from our professional development allowance. If you want to resource a teacher, it is not the teacher who will pay for that. It is the employer who has to provide those materials.”
Another teacher also described the arrangement as one that would lead to more hardship for teachers.
“This is a barbaric arrangement that the other unions went into with the GES. They are not thinking about the welfare of the teachers at the grassroots. They went into an agreement that is not in the interest of teachers,” he said.
“GES and the three teachers’ unions have connived to deduct our monies without our consent. They have given us laptops that are of low quality. We already have laptops that are better and besides, if you want to give us laptops, we must not be the ones paying for it,” said another teacher.
The protestors, clad in red, held placards with statements such as “Pentium 1 laptop not fit for purpose”, and “Fix GES.”
One of the teachers said they want the GES to reverse the deduction and make the funds available to them.
“We just need our money back because we don’t want that Pentium 1 laptop that they have given us. The laptop is not good. We’ve had negative experiences with it. You cannot get a laptop for someone without consulting the person,” he said.
C/R: MAN 45 MURDERED AND DUMPED ON ROADSIDE AT MANKESSIM (Photos)
Man believed to be in his middle 40’s has been killed and dumped along roadside at Mankessim in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region.
The sad incident happened when people at the area saw the lifeless body of the deceased.
Investigation gathered by Goonlinegh.com revealed that,the deceased was not known to the people in the area so they believed he was killed elsewhere and was dragged along the roadside to the place.
some of the residents whose shop at where the deceased was dragged to said,they used to see the deceased passing by always to town but they don’t actually know where he comes from.
There was blood oozing from the deceased heard and some part of his body.
Some of the residents in an interview said,they are now living in fear and panic for seeing such incident,they said they are afraid same incidents will happen again at their area.
They are therefore calling on security protection at Mankessim.
They body of the deceased have been deposited to Saltpond Government Hospital Mortuary for Preservation and autopsy.
Meanwhile,the case has been reported to the Mankessim Police for Investigation.
No arrest has been made.
Big boost for Black Stars as Ajax Mohammed Kudus gets set to join team
Attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus is reportedly set to join the Black Stars in Cameroon after receiving green light from Dutch giants Ajax.
Ajax are happy to allow Kudus to travel to Cameroon for the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations having assessed the 21-year-old following his return from injury.
Initially, Ajax were reluctant for Kudus to join the Black Stars as they claimed he wasn’t fit to play in the difficult tournament fresh off an injury.
Kudus has not played since November when he suffered the rib injury in the crucial 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against South Africa.
Kudus travelled for Ajax’s mid-season training in Portugal, where he seemed to have demonstrated he was ready to return to competitive action.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) had been in contact with Ajax after Milovan Rajevac decided not to give up on Kudus and added him to the 28-man final squad.
According to the reports, GFA have arranged a flight to bring Kudus to Yaounde, where the Black Stars are currently based.
Kudus’ imminent arrival is a huge boost for the Black Stars who made a rough start as they were beaten 1-0 by Morocco on Monday at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium.
Kudus is now likely to feature in the crucial game against Gabon on Friday and then start on against debutants Comoros.
E/R : Baby’s Hand Rots After Medical Negligence At St. Dominic Hospital (Photos)
The right hand and forearm of a year old baby is rottening away due to alleged medical negligence by a clinician at St. Dominic Hospital in Akwatia in the Denkyembuor District in Eastern Region .
The baby boy, a twin was admitted at the facility on November 31,2021 for treatment of childhood hernia.
However according to the nursing mother, however a poorly inserted cannula by a clinician at the hospital led to swollen of the hand of the baby .
The condition worsened within few days at the hospital but urgent attention was not paid to the baby untill the condition of the boy worsened.
The baby was however discharged on December 31,2021 without the intended surgery performed neither treatment of the cannula infection which led to abscess of the hand.
Dagadu Lydia ,mother of the twins said she went back to the hospital to complain about the worsening condition of the baby but management refused to hear her .
Last week,Lydia mobilized her family members about nine of them , accompanied by a journalist stormed the hospital to meet Management of the facility but the Administrator of St.Dominic Hospital ,A Catholic Priest identified as Rev.Fr Kenneth Abban yelled at the Journalist to go out.
The Journalist however recused himself after 30 minutes standoff.
The meeting however ended inconclusive as management failed to admit medical negligence on their part.
When contacted ,Rev.Fr Kenneth Abban , administrator in Charge of St.Dominic Hospital said the injury of the baby was caused by a Juju man they sent the baby to.
However ,in swift rebuttal the nursing mother Lydia Dagadu described Rev.Fr Abban as a liar who is being disingenuous .
According to her ,the condition of the boy occured at the hospital and after a month of no treatment at the facility , invite a herbalist to access the condition while at home after discharge.
She however said ,the herbalist refused to attend to the baby because he said it was beyond his capacity.
Lydia is threatening to sell her cloths to seek justice for her baby.
The law must work for this little boy