The back and forth about the teachers legacy arrears continues to linger on. Members of the chalk fraternity affected by the government’s delay in paying what is due them have voiced out their frustrations again.
In a press release by the 2012-2015 batch of teachers, they called on the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to do something about their unpaid salaries.
According to the group calling itself “The Association of Aggrieved Teachers” contrary to the information given to the president, their Legacy Arrears is yet to be paid. The Teachers Legacy Arrears has generated a lot of heated arguments since the first batch of teachers were paid.
“We received with shock and surprise that the government abandoned we 2012_2015 batch of teachers and paid most 2016 -2019 year batches of teachers before the general elections, despite numerous promises by the government.” The group indicated in its press release.
The group disclosed that the steps taken by the government after this petition to the president will determine their next line of action.
In 2020, the Ghana Education Service requested all teachers who were part of the batch whose legacy arrears were not paid to file documents of proof for the service to take action. Teachers have taken all the steps required and complied with the directive however, the GES is yet to update teachers on the outcome regarding the teachers legacy arrears.
Full Press release.
2012-2015TEACHERS LEGACY ARREARS
_ASSOCIATION OF AGGRIEVED TEACHERS_
26th January 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The aforementioned association wishes to draw the attention of the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that teachers from 2012-2015 teachers have still not been paid our legacy arrears contrary to claims by the government that all arrears owed teachers have been paid.
We received with shock and surprise that the government abandoned we 2012_2015 batch of teachers and paid most 2016 -2019 year batches of teachers before the general elections despite numerous promises by the government.
The government was so discriminatory in paying teachers it recruited so, the question is are the 2012-2015 year batches of teachers citizens or spectators? We are so disappointed and we want to bring to the attention of the president that the arrears owed us are not still not paid.
The government should stick to its promise and pay us as promised. Our next line of action will follow soon if our demand is still not met.
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EFFAH KWEKU TABIRI F