Sheik Mohammed Dauda, Municipal Director of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in Kintampo North Municipality, Bono East Region, has revealed that certain landlords in New Longoro are evicting teachers from their houses and renting out their rooms to unlicensed miners known as galamsey.
Mr. Dauda revealed this on March 15, 2022 at the GES office in Kintampo when the Degbwe Development Association came and handed dual desks for distribution to chosen schools in the Municipality.
Sheik Dauda, after thanking the group, broke the devastating news of significant teacher turnover in Kintampo North Municipality, which he partially blames on shortage of housing for teachers stationed in particular localities.
He called the situation alarming and urged parties to help resolve it.
The GES official also said that his organization aims to utilize a community information center in New Longoro to educate residents, particularly landlords, on the need of accommodating teachers.
“I guess I was waiting for an occasion like this to share this with colleagues and, more importantly, an association like this. We have a major issue with teacher attrition in Missouri. I was at New Longoro last Sunday.
My professors came around as soon as I got out of the vehicle. Then we exchanged niceties… I inquired whether they were alright. They agreed.
I inquired whether they had new instructors. they agreed. Is that ok? No, they don’t have lodging. So some have gone back to prepare. You’ll be startled to learn that teachers in New Longoro are being evicted and their apartments were given to fortune-tellers.
Due to time constraints, I was unable to go to the local information centre to plead with people to accommodate teachers and stop evicting teachers from their rooms and giving them to galamsayers because galamsaying is temporary, but teaching is permanent, and it will prepare your children to be productive citizens in the future.
So I beg you as an organisation to include Educating the people in your activities”, he urged.