‘This Is Unacceptable!’ — Ghanaian Teacher Unions Slam ‘Our Democracy, Our Pride’ Anniversary Theme

Three pre-tertiary teacher unions have voiced out their disapproval of the new theme chosen for Ghana’s 67th Independence Anniversary celebration, because to them, the country has lost it’s sense of dignity.

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers(NAGRAT), and The Coalition of Concerned Teachers explained reasons for their displeasure at a national dialogue organised in the early hours of the day.

According to them, the current, poor economic condition and loss of pride among certain Ghanaians with the upper hand have administered a bad impact on Ghana’s democracy — that is why the current independence theme is mismatched.

Ghbuzznews.com has gathered reports on some of the concerns raised by the leadership’s of GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT during their national meeting.

“We should have been better, from 1992 to 2024, go back to the area you were living in thirty years ago and find out, whether you have infrastructure; we need to sit down, as black people, and find out that kind of government that will suit us.” – King Ali Awudu, president of CCT.

“We have a problem with the living standards of our people. Well, it is interesting you bought the IMF bit, because a whole Ministry of Finance can issue a statement asking the President not to signal bill because the IMF will withdraw it’s support. That is worrying.” — Eric Angel Carbonu, president of NAGRAT.

“Democracy is for the people and by the people. In democracy, if you have done well, the people, themselves, will speak for you.”

Amidst these claims of mismatched theme, the 67th Independence Day Celebration was scheduled to take place at Koforidua, in the Eastern Region, with the same debated theme, ‘Our Pride, Our Democracy’.