The President of the Nungua Traditional Council, Dr Odaifio Welentsi III, has called on the government to put the needed interventions in place to motivate teachers to do their best.
He said Ghana’s educational system would become one of the best if the needed interventions were put in place to boost the teaching profession.
The press conference was organised for him to launch his foundation and a book to commemorate his 24-year reign as the chief of Nungua in the Greater Accra Region.
Whereas the foundation is meant to provide support for the less privileged among Ga indigenes in education, health and shelter, the book, titled “the Art of true Leadership,” will throw light on his experience and journey as a chief.
Dr Welentsi said teachers ought to be given vehicles and accommodation, considering the fact that the two were the major challenges that affected their well-being.
“At least there should be a programme that will see to it that teachers get houses and cars because a lot of their salaries are used for these things,” he said.
He also stressed the need for the public to help the government to address some of the issues confronting Ghana’s growth.
Giving details of the foundation, he said it would be open to Ga indigenes first, before its support would be extended to other needy and less privileged people. Dr Welentsi said the foundation would focus on empowering the less fortunate by providing them with financial support to pursue any future path that would benefit the people of Nungua.
“I believe that one of the ways through which we can develop our communities is for all of us to contribute to help address basic challenges that affect one another. If we decide to come together and look for avenues to help one another, most of our problems would be solved,” he stated.
The foundation, Dr Welentsi said, would be managed by a respected and qualified team that would be driven by openness, integrity and compassion to operate it.
On the book, he stated: “It seeks to explain the leadership skills, knowledge and experience that have brought the king this far in leading his people; the lessons I have learnt, what I aspire to achieve and the greater heights and future I intend to take the people of Nungua to as God preserves my life.”
According to him, every form of success depends primarily on quality and effective leadership.
“It is, therefore, very important for us to admit that families, organisations, communities, governments and kingdoms have their success rooted deeply in the quality of leadership exhibited by their leaders,” Dr Welentsi said.
Some of the chapters in the 166-page book include The essence of true leadership, Developing oneself for true leadership, True leadership and self-discipline.