By David Atangana
Government teachers serving the ministry of basic education in Akwaya, Manyu division of the South West region have cried out against poor working conditions.
One of the teachers who opted not to be named for fear of reprisals says their predicaments span since 2009 when they were recruited and posted as contract teachers.
According to the teacher they have been denied transfers and other benefits they rightfully deserve.
“I am voicing out the frustrations of some of us working in basic Education in Akwaya subdivision as contract teachers. Some of us are not indigenes of Akwaya. We were recruited as contract teachers in 2009 and posted in Akwaya subdivision” the teacher said.
He lamented that they have gone through all odds “ranging from no roads, no infrastructure, bad working conditions and cut off from family members for all these years without transfers”
Emphasizing their rights to transfer as public servants, he said they are told not to complain whenever they approach the administration.
“Each time we try to seek for transfer from authorities ,we are told there is none and that we should not insist”, he went on adding that “the only condition we are given is that if we want to be transferred out of Akwaya subdivision, we should look for another teacher who is ready to work in Akwaya subdivision, so that we can swap”
This has reportedly been going on for fourteen years with no one listening to their cries
“We have been working in Akwaya subdivision for close to 14 years. Nobody is saying anything about our transfer”, the teacher revealed.
Appealing to the government to give them a listening ear, he said it will be a relief to have them posted to their divisions of origin.
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