Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang
Members of the Concerned Teacher and Trainee Nurses in the country says they have received the selection of Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, former Minister of Education, as the running mate to Mr John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) with lots of “fear and trepidation.”
The concerned trainees said their fear is premised on the fact that under the reign of Prof. Opoku-Agyemang as the Minister of Education under the erstwhile administration of the NDC,” teacher and trainee nurses in the country went through several ordeals following the cancellation of trainee allowances.”
The group noted in a statement that they have no doubt that the decision by the then President and now candidate John Dramani Mahama to cancel these allowances, “which was a major source of reprieve for us trainees, was based on advice from she (Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang)”.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo restored the allowances when he took over power after winning the 2016 elections.
The trainee teachers and nurses say with her [Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang] selection as the running mate to Mr Mahama, “we have no doubt that she will pursue her agenda once again, in the unlikely event that the NDC wins December 2020 elections.”
It is for this reason that the trainees are calling on their colleague trainees and other Ghanaians aspiring to pursue teaching and nursing as professions “to mass up at the various registration centres to register and vote massively against the NDC in the December 7 elections.