Ghanaian teachers have received a cautionary note from Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education, advising them to be vigilant about politicians.
He claimed that politicians tend to put on a unified face in private while twisting the truth to further their personal objectives in public.
The minister said that politicians, including some in his own ruling party, disparage government initiatives while profiteering from the system while speaking at the 2023 Teacher Prize Day launch in Accra on August 23, 2023, which was monitored by 1Family Radio.
Therefore, he urged Ghanaians to be more vigilant, especially teachers, when analyzing the claims and pledges made by politicians.
He claims that politicians have a propensity to downplay developments and exaggerate successes for their own benefit.
“Politicians are our worst enemies because sometimes I look at it and I say to myself, as a citizen of Ghana, if I wasn’t a politician, how would I feel if I heard both parties lambasting each other and discounting the achievements they’ve chalked with taxpayer’s money and saying that they have done nothing,’’ he said.
He cautioned educators to avoid being influenced by deceptive assertions made by politicians. He acknowledged the positive job that politicians do but warned against falling for their deceit.
“Politicians have done some good work, so when they are lying to you, don’t listen to them. When we are in Parliament, we don’t say those things; we eat together, have fun, and we come on TV and we lie to you to get you frustrated, he disclosed.