The Teacher Trainees across the country has finally assured His Excellency the President, William Edward Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo the next term in office.
On Thursday, the Ghana Government through the Students Loan Trust Fund (SLTF), a body mandated by law and responsible for the monthly payment of teachers and nurses trainees allowance resumed payment of allowances since February, 2020.
The just completed 2020 batch of Teacher Trainees, who were the first to taste the Akuffo-Addo’s restoration of allowance and the two continuing batches upon receiving a payment notification through the E-zwich biometric sytems from SLTF jubilated and happily promised the current Government the next term in office. “Even though only months was paid, with one acccord we are going to have vote for Nana Addo, for he is a promise keeping President”, some happy trainees expressed. “Akuffo-Addo, “Woda a Da”, meaning if you sleep, sleep, they added.
A close-up interview with some of them suggest that, the amount paid to them will somehow help solve pressing problems like:
- Settlement of School fees arrears
- Purchasing of new technologies like mobile phones, laptops, and others
- Purchasing of data/bundle purposely for their virtual learning platforms, zoom.
- The Christians among them, say, they will take out 10% to pay their monthly tithe to God, thanking Him for the payment of the allowance by the Government even though it was delayed.