Prof Gyampo Elected UTAG Secretary

A senior lecturer at the University of Ghana, Ransford Yaw Gyampo has been elected the Secretary of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).

Announcing his victory in a social media post, the outspoken lecturer he thanked all his students, colleague lecturers on campus, and all supporters who had a lot of confidence in him and voted him into power.

“I thank you all, especially my students, present and past, for the support. You weren’t part of those expected to vote, yet you had a lot of confidence in me, You thronged my office to pick my flyers just to go campaign for me,” he wrote.

He vowed that he only has the interest of university teachers at heart and won’t allow politicians to take them for a ride.

“Working with my colleagues, we won’t fight with any government. But no regime will take university teachers for granted from now on.

“UTAG will play its role as countervailing authority to establishments and we won’t be heard only commenting on our conditions of service. We will speak up to praise the government when necessary and to, without malice and cynicism.

“For close to 20 years, I have fought as one man civil society in shaping public policy. Now with the support of my people and colleagues, we can assure regimes that UTAG is going to be a more force to be reckoned with.

“We will strive for industrial harmony but won’t tolerate disrespect from any quarter. We won’t tolerate negotiations for better conditions that drags from 2012 to date, with meetings still being called in perpetuity,” he said.

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