By Anye Valentine, In Bamenda
An old man has straddled the internet after revealing to have served the government as a teacher for 36 years without receiving any advanced payment.
After spending his youthful life working for the government, Kolwe Toussala Roger has fallen sick and cannot afford drugs prescribed by his doctor.
The disappointed man took to the social media, holding a placard against his chest to indicate proof of service with the government.
This story would later be picked up and published on Big Nzui Manto, a new site on Facebook.
The words on the placards include the man’s name, matriculation number (159599 – 0), indicating he began working as a physical education teacher at the Tchontchi Golombe Government High School in the North Region, from July 1, 1982 to January 2018.
Till his retirement in 2018, the government has neither paid his pension nor made his advanced payment.
He is amongst the latest to have joined an intense national strike of teachers who in the past two weeks have been mounting pressure on government to carryout some reforms in their profession.
State’s authorities have responded to the situation by using two elements; taxi drivers and forces of law and order to quell down the protest.
Earlier last week, government officials held a meeting with taxi drivers in Douala after which education stakeholders were encouraged to return to school; claiming their worries were being addressed.
In Yaounde this week, forces of law and order were deployed to Government Bilingual High School Biyem-Assi to keep protesting teachers and students in class, but the protests are seemingly not stopping anytime soon.
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