Chairman of the Ahanta West District branch of the Ghana National Association of Teachers Richard Bonney has stated unequivocally that no member of the association will make any financial contribution towards the retirement of the district director of education. According to him the association is under no obligation to support his retirement.
Ahanta West District Director of Education Ebenezer Oscar Asare is due for retirement and the education directorate has sent a circular to the various schools asking them to pay towards his send off. Public Relations Officer of the directorate has stated the contribution is voluntary. However Mr. Bonney insisted whether it is voluntary or not they will not pay. According him there are members of GNAT who have served for more than 40 years and retire with nothing. He therefore finds it distasteful for anyone to assume that district directors of education must enjoy from their sweat. Mr. Bonney rather encourages a system where retirees will get a package irrespective of the position held.