GNAT Elections: “The Humble Leader” David Kattah files; Unveils rich profile

Mr. David Kattah
Mr. David Kattah

Mr. David Kattah, popularly called by many teachers as “The Humble Leader” has filed for a reelection as the Volta Regional Chairman of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT).

He has filled his nomination for reelection as the Volta Regional Chairman following the invitation of application from qualified persons by the Ghana National Association of Teachers Elections Committee (GNATEC).

The National Board Chairman of Teachers’ Fund has had a massive endorsement from many teachers across the country especially, teachers in the Volta Region due to his selfless, sacrificial and committed leadership in the ranks and files of GNAT for decades.

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Mr. David Kattah was first elected as the Volta Regional Chairman in July 2017 at a Regional Delegates’ Conference in Ho, Ghana.

According to the GNAT Constitution, each elected executive at the Regional level is limited to serving two elected four-year terms (8years). This qualifies the humble, strategic, experienced and development oriented “Grassroot leader” Mr. David Kattah to seek for his second term as the Volta Regional Chairman.

Some teachers who spoke to Coverghana.com.gh off camera believe that, Mr. David Kattah is the man Volta teachers are yearning for in the upcoming Regional Delegates’ Conference. They indicated that, he is a lobbyist, visionary leader and has Volta Region teachers at heart hence must be voted for massively.

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Mr. David Kattah
Mr. David Kattah

A BRIEF PROFILE OF MR. DAVID KATTAH

David Kattah is currently a DEPUTY DIRECTOR in the Ghana Education Service (GES) and an Assistant Headmaster in charge of Administration in Peki Senior High School since August, 2019. He is happily married and has four children. He has held numerous leadership positions in GNAT and outside GNAT. Below are some portfolios held by him across some sectors and his academic qualifications.

ACADEMIC AND LEADERSHIP PROFILE

1. Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in June 2020.

2. Master of Arts (MA) – English at the University of Ghana, Legon in July, 2013

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3. Bachelor of Arts (BA) – English and Linguistics at the University of Ghana, Legon in May, 2007

4. Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’ Dambai Training College in June, 2000

5. Executive Certificate in Pensions Management Pensions Academy, (AUCC) in February, 2018.

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6. Certificate in Negotiation Skills at the University of Ghana Legon Business School in June, 2018.

7. Certificate in Finance JPCann Associates in November, 2019.

8. Professional Certificate in Corporate Governance Institute of Directors – Ghana in September, 2018

9. Certificate in Leadership and Human Rights International Academy for Leadership, Gummersbach, Germany in December, 2009.

10. Certificate in Financial Statement Analysis and oversight Responsibilities JPCann Associates Limited December, 2020.

11. Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management Corporate Support Group in June, 2021.

12. Certificate in Strategic Investment Management JPCann Associates Limited in June, 2021.

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LEADERSHIP POSITIONS HELD IN GNAT

1. National Board Chairman Teachers’ Fund from March 2018 to date

2. Volta Regional Chairman of GNAT from July, 2017 to date

3. Keta Municipal Chairman of GNAT from 2011 to 2017.

4. Keta Municipal Vice Chairman of GNAT from 2009 to 2011.

5. Keta Urban Local Secretary from 2008 to 2009.

6. Chairman, Elections Committee of GNAT Volta Regional Conference in 2013

7. Local Secretary Dzodze – Penyi from 2001 to 2003

8. School Rep Kpoglu L/A JSS from 2000 to 2001.

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LEADERSHIP POSITIONS HELD OUTSIDE GNAT

1. Regional Coordinator for Coalition of Domestic Election observers (CODEO) in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020 respectively.

2. Head of Languages Department at Keta Senior High Technical School from 2013 to 2019.

3. Board Secretary at Keta Senior High Technical School from 2014 to 2015.

4. President of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Club at University of Ghana, Legon from 2006 to 2007.

5. National Vice Chairman of Ghana Liberal Students Association (GHALSA) from 2006 to 2007.

6. Field Supervisor for National Census in 2010.

He is therefore calling on all accredited teachers to the 2021 Volta Regional Delegates’ Conference to retain him as the Regional Chairman for another four year term.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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