A teacher union, All Teachers Alliance has demanded the full payment of salaries of over three months owned the newly posted teachers who were appointed by the Ghana Education Service in November last year.
According to ATAG, these Teachers were posted to their respective schools in February 2022 and as of now, they are yet to receive their staff Identification Numbers from the Ghana Education Service for them to proceed to the Ministry of Finance and complete their Biometric Registration for their salaries to be processed.
Speaking on Citi News the president of ATAG, Isaac Ofori said the government’s neglect of the newly posted teachers is unfair considering the hard biting of the economic hardship.
“The newly trained teachers who have been posted by the government are going through difficulty. All public sector workers are complaining, and they want the government to give them a cost of living allowance because of the current economic situation in the country. These teachers as of February 2022 were given appointment letters and were posted to their various stations where their services will be needed but have not been paid at all.”
“And as I said, the two key things that will even give them confidence and hope in the government is if the payment of salaries could be done in no time with the fast-tracking of the staff identification number and also the registration at the Ministry of Finance for their biometrics to be captured for onward payment”.
Mr. Ofori Isaac said the way the government is silent on the issue is unfortunate and heartbreaking
“It’s unfortunate and there is no signal that these will be done soon. It is a very serious situation taking into consideration the current economic situation in the country. Government is not being fair to them, so we are trying to make a very strong case for these newly posted teachers”.