The government as part of efforts to improve the welfare of teachers is set to construct 100,000 affordable housing units across the country, Krowor MCE announced this on behalf of Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey.
Joshua Nii Bortey speaking at the 6th Quadrennial & 53rd Greater Accra Regional Delegates Conference of the Ghana National Association of Teachers said the housing project is to motive and improve the general conditions of teachers.
“It is significant to note that an agreement has been reached between UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Service) and the government for 100,000 housing units to be constructed for teachers,” Joshua Nii Bortey stated.
“Indeed, motivating teachers is key to improving quality, accessibility and relevance of education. Equally significant is the principle of rewarding and appreciating teachers who have excelled in their fields,” the MCE noted.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers event was held under the theme, ‘GNAT @ 90; surviving as a Reliable and Vibrant Teacher Union In the 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects for a Broader Membership Participation.’
Chief Executive Officer of the Teachers Association, Foster Boabeng at the GNAT Investment forum also hinted the teacher union in the next 3 to 4 years is considering establishing a bank.
“In 2017 we were at GH₵ 1 billion but in less than almost 4 years we have doubled the value of the fund to GH₵ 2 billion so the expectation is that we in the next 3 to 4 years will establish a bank with GH₵ 4 billion,” he told members.