Teacher Union in the country has given the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) up to Friday, February 26, 2021 to pay monies due teachers into the Ghana Education Service Occupational Pension Scheme else the will advise themselves.
According to the unions made up National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and Coalition of Concerned Teachers-Ghana (CCT-Gh), their checks with GESOPS Board revealed that for the four consecutive months, the CAGD had not remitted monies due teachers to the scheme, thus denying them their fringe benefits under the scheme.
“The deducted contributions have still not hit our accounts! We the teachers unions see this action by the CAGD as a deliberate attempt to stifle us of our legitimate earnings, and nobody seems to care and this is ironical.”
“Consequently, we hereby serve this notice, that if by the close of work on Friday, February 26, 2021 the full amount indebted to our scheme is not paid we cannot restrain our members and whatever happens in the industrial environment, the CAGD should blame itself”, a statement issued in Accra said.
It was signed by the General Secretary of GNAT, Mr. Thomas Musah, the President of NAGRAT, Mr. Eric Agbe Carbonu, and the Mr. King Awudu Ali the President of CCT-Gh