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Teachers in the Yendi Municipality undertook a clean up exercise at the Yendi hospital as part of activities to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Teachers’ Fund of the Ghana Association of Teachers (GNAT).
The teachers within three hours weeded round the whole vicinity and removed all cobwebs in the wards of the hospital.
Addressing the teachers after the exercise, a trustee of the Northern Regional Teachers Fund, Mohammed Rashid, commended the members for undertaking a worthy exercise.
He stated that hospital is one of the important institutes in every society and that the exercise demonstrated the teachers commitment to the promotion of good health of the society in which they reside.
Speaking on the anniversary, Mr Rashid urged his colleagues to continue to contribute to the fund.
He explained that the fund was set up to enhance the living conditions of teachers after retirement.
He emphasised that live after retirement is hard to many workers especially teachers, and hence, it was imperative for all teachers to prepare adequately for retirement since it is unavoidable.
Mr Rashid therefore urged members who have not yet regularised their membership of the fund to step up efforts to formalise it with their district GNAT secretariat.
He revealed that currently there are about 153,000 teachers contributing to the fund and that every individual from the teaching profession and members of GNAT are welcome to contribute to the fund since it is open to all.
A teacher in the municipality, Abukari Fuseini, in an interview with Times, took the opportunity to appeal to government to increase their salary.
He complained that current salaries were nothing, saying that the salary never take them beyond one week.