5,153 unpaid teachers to receive salaries

Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang

Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang

Ghana Education Service (GES) has assured the 5,153 teachers whose salaries are in arrears in excess of three months that they will be paid their outstanding arrears.

It said the Ministry of Finance has authorised the GES to activate the data of those validated officers to enable the Controller and Accountant General Department(C&AGD) to effect payment.

A press statement signed by the Head of Public Relations of the Ministry of Education, Dan Osman Mwin, copied to The Ghanaian Times urged both sides to act urgently.

It said a letter dated July 26, with reference number BD/CMU/2016/VD67, from the Ministry of Finance, stated that the Auditor-General in a letter dated July 15, 2016, verified the additional data on staff of the GES submitted with respect to salary arrears in excess of three months.

The statement said, it should be noted that the data on the affected teachers by the Auditor General’s Department was a process and as and when a certain volume of data on individual teachers was verified and authenticated, the list was forwarded to the GES to activate the data on the validated teachers to make it possible for the C&AGD to effect payments.

“The Ministry of Education is pleased with this development and also urges all parties to play their respective roles expeditiously to enable the 5,153 teachers whose data had been validated to receive their outstanding salary arrears,” it added.

By Times Reporter

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