A former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament Ras Mubarak says, Ghanaian teachers deserve higher salaries than anybody in this country especially politicians.
The former Lawmaker for the Kumbungu Constituency indicates that, teachers are workaholics, they do all manner of works in their schools and communities but are being paid less salaries as compared to other professions.
Speaking in an interview with Happy FM’s Raymond Nyamador on the Happy Morning Show monitored by Coverghana.com.gh, Ras Mubarak added that, teachers receive inadequate incentive packages and renumeration from the government on their line of duty.
Speaking further, he said, aside teachers, another professionals who need higher payment of salaries are doctors and nurses.
He believes that, teachers and doctors should receive higher salaries than even the President and Parliamentarians, considering the sacrifices they offer to the country.
According to him, lukewarm attitudes towards teachers make a lot of them to abandon teaching to trade petty businesses for survival.
“Teachers should be paid higher than anybody in this country. I would reiterate that teachers and doctors as far as I am concerned, should receive higher pay than the President and MPs, considering the sacrifices they (Teachers) make. Go to the communities and you will realize that the teachers abandon teaching to trade on the side. That is how seriously our society is decaying” Ras Mubarak explained.