The leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has apologized to Ghanaians for scraping teacher and nursing trainee allowances during their tenure in government.
The National Youth Organiser for the party, George Opare Addo admitted that the decision by the former president John Dramani Mahama to scrap teacher and nursing trainee allowances was one that made the party very unpopular.
In an attempt to justify the decision by the erstwhile government, George Opare Addo said, “the NDC government 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.”
George Opare Addo speaking during a ‘Youth Debate’ on Asempa Fm’s Ekosiisen program on Monday 17, August 2020 used the opportunity to apologize to the trainees. He said, “everybody has the right to change his mind, so there’s nothing wrong if former President Mahama believes the decision was unpopular.”