The management of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has officially come out to declare their stance against the Goverment debt restructuring program that was announced to the country on the 5th of December 2022.
The union has warned the government to stay away from the pension contributions of their members in active service and those on retirement. According to the union, they will fiercely resist any attempt by the government to touch the pension fund of their members in any way.
In a press release by the major teacher union in Ghana and signed by the General Secretary of the union (GNAT), Mr. Thomas Musah, the union stated that “it would therefore be suicidal for any government to touch our funds and unruffle our teachers financially, both in active service and retirement.”
The union informs its members that the leadership of the teachers union has not been invited to any debt restructuring program meeting and therefore their stance against any debt restructuring of their funds remains unwavered
“We hereby inform our members (teachers) that the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has not been invited to any discussion on Domestic Debt Exchange and our stance remains unwavered.
The Union further noted that the will fiercely and vigorously resist any attempt to touch their pension fund. “We wish to assure them further, that their contributions and savings remain intact, and that we shall fiercely and vigorously resist any attempt to touch the said contributions and savings by the government under any Debt Exchange, Debt Structural Adjustment or whatever measure which would short-change our members, both in active service and retirement.”