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4 pre-tertiary teacher unions give ultimatum to Controller and Accountant General’s Department to pay pension contributions

Four pre-tertiary teacher unions have given the Controller and Accountant General’s Depart­ment up to the end of February 2023 to pay their pen­sion contributions of GH¢433, 379, 819.90.

They are the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Teachers (NAGRAT), Coalition of Con­cerned Teachers (CCT-Ghana, Teachers and Educational Work­ers’ Union (TEWU).

“We the pre-tertiary union in education would like to bring to the attention of the public through the media the unfortunate development with regards to the non-payment of deductions by government to the Ghana Educa­tion Service Occupational Pension Scheme.”

This was contained in a press release issued and jointly signed by the General Secretary of the GNAT, Mr Thomas Musah, President of the NAGRAT, Eric Agbe-Carbonu, Mr King Ali, Pres­ident, CCT-GH, Awudu and Mr Mark Dankyira Korankye, General Secretary of the TEWU.

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The statement revealed that the last payment from the Controller and Accountant General’s Depart­ment to their pension scheme was for the month of March 2022, which was paid in January 2023, which means nine months of outstanding payments.

It said, “If by the end of February 2023 all the arrears are not paid, we have no other option than as the first line of action, take the necessary steps to ensure that the regulator’s (National Regula­tory Authority) fees are not paid effective March 2023”.

The unions said the resultant danger of the situation was that the educational worker was been denied any investment value of his or her contribution

 BY TIMES REPORTER

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