The head teacher of Mafi Feda D/A Basic School in the Central Tongu District of the Volta region, Mr. Elorm Nego, crosses the river Gbaga every day to go to work.
The video of his perilous experience has gained notoriety which has made many to emit their displeasure.
Since the beginning of time, teachers in Ghana have fought for improved working conditions, and Mr. Elorm Nego’s predicament is no exception.
His fellow teachers across the country have requested that the management of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Ghana Education Service (GES), and other stakeholders in the education sector put measures in place so that Mr. Nego can arrive at work safely and on time while also preventing any further harm.
Early this year, a boat mishap caused a young, energetic teacher to drown and perish in Volta lake as he was returning from work.
A similar incident was reported to have occurred in Weija, where a group of learners perished after their boat capsized while they were returning from school.
It is clear that the government didn’t take any lessons from those tragic occurrences. There are no safeguards in place to stop these occurrences.
Authorities are waiting for his untimely death before they issue a message of sympathy.
Despite this roadblock, Mr. Nego has consistently performed well in carrying out his everyday tasks at work.
Mafi Feda’s neighbours believed his current predicament would demoralise him, but he continues to show up for work each day.
Teachers in Ghana put a lot of effort into serving their nation, and they deserve better.
Watch the video below;
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