Students of Dambai College of Education who were obviously privy to the NDC’s plot to prevent NPP’s Bawumia from addressing them at the Teacher Trainee Institution, turned down the enticing NDC offer of bags of gari.
Students of Dambai College of Education who were obviously privy to the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s plot to prevent New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s Bawumia from addressing them at the Teacher Trainees Institution, turned down the enticing NDC offer of bags of gari. Local NDC officials in the Krachi East Constituency had flooded the institution with bags of ‘Gari’ as enticements for students to boycott the scheduled event with Bawumia.
The NPP had promised in their campaign to put back the teachers trainees allowance which was scrapped by the NDC administration. In order to prevent Bawumia from addressing the students, hence buttressing on the plans to restore the scrapped allowances as it was perceived, government denied him access into the school premises.
However, students and some lecturers of the College who were determined to meet the NPP Vice Presidential Candidate, organized the forum on a park outside the school premises.
Now the NDC officials bent on sabotaging the address by Bawumia, resorted to distracting the students with hundreds of free, yummy bags of gari, at the same time scheduled for the event.
But despite the enticing offer, most of the students refused the Gari and attended the function in large numbers. Those who collected the gari were also said to join others to attend Bawumia’s policy speech. Surprisingly, the forum was said to be graced by at least 1000 students.
NPP Youth Organizer Sammy Awuku, who spoke at the forum said that NDC had made clear the choices available for the government which was between the future of the youth, the restoration of Teacher Trainee Allowances, and Gari.
Also the Head of the Social Sciences Department at the College bemoaned the NDC’s plot to sabotage the event, saying they ought to place the interest of the teacher trainees before theirs. He also pondered on the issues facing Colleges of Education across the country.