The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has rejected government’s claims that it has settled all legacy arrears owed teachers.
According to the 2015 batch of teachers, they are yet to receive any payments. General Secretary of GNAT, Thomas Tanko Musah has asked affected members to remain calm as data is being reconciled for payment.
GNAT also disclosed deliberations are underway to resolve all issues with payments.
“If the government says they have paid the money then where is the money that is what the members are asking us. Why are we not talking, is it the case where it has been paid?. We want to let the members know that if the money has been paid it will come to them. We have not yet received any money though.
He also advised the agitated teachers to stay calm as the issue is being resolved.
“There is so much tension on social media due to the legacy arrears. We want to place on record that the money has not been paid, we are happy that GES is involved and we are working to get it resolved so they should stay calm”.
In June this year, some Teacher Unions engaged the GES to get some of these arrears paid.
The arrears being referred to as ‘legacy arrears, dates back to 2012 and 2016 when the government decided that it would pay only three months of any salary arrears owed public sector workers, and the rest paid only after proof is shown.