Former President John Agyekum Kufuor is asking all parties involved in the UTAG strike to reach an agreement as soon as possible so that academic activity in the country’s public universities can resume.
The UTAG has been on strike for nearly six weeks as a result of the failure of the union and the government to reach an agreement on the former’s working conditions.
However, former President Kufuor believes that progress will be impossible unless the two parties can reach an amicable agreement.
He claimed that if both sides engage in dialogue, one party, particularly UTAG, can make certain concessions, such as allowing the government to meet half of its demand while meeting the other half.
The National Executive Committee’s decision to suspend the strike has been endorsed by the University of Health and Allied Sciences and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, but the University of Education, Winneba, and the University of Ghana have voted to reject the NEC’s decision.