Prof Ransford Gyampo of the University of Ghana Political Science Department has branded government appointees as ‘thieves’.
In a post on social media he insisted University teachers are willing to go to jail to ensure a better remuneration.
He said government appointees steal public funds and use technicalities to avoid jail yet when teachers strike to demand better conditions they’re threatened with jail.
Gyampo also took an indirect swipe at the Head of Public Affairs for the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, Earl Ankrah.
The Public Affairs Director speaking on 3FM about the continuous strike by UTAG chastised the lecturers insisting their best option is to resign if they are not happy with their current conditions of service.
“You cannot negotiate while you are on strike so they must call off the strike before they can engage. That is what the Labour Commission will recommend per the law.”
He added, “If the employee is not happy with anything, the best thing is to resign.”
But responding to Mr Ankrah in a Facebook post, Professor Gyampo, who has been instrumental in the recent strike action by UTAG, described his assertion as foolish and a small-minded person.