Finance Ministry releases money for payment of transfer grant, accumulated arrears for teachers

The Finance ministry has released over forty-nine million cedis to the Ghana Education Service for the payment of transfer grant and other outstanding allowances to teachers in the country.

The accumulated arrears are from 2017 to 2019.

The breakdown of the payments as GH¢38.95 million, while GH¢11.05 million would be paid as other allowances.

On an annual basis, the memo stated, GH¢18.33 million was in respect of for 2017, with 2018 being GH¢16.23 million, while 2019 had GH¢15.44 million accumulated.

The approval is coming after the National Association of Graduate Teachers and the Ghana National Association of Teachers declared a strike over the delays in their allowances, grant and other outstanding arrears.

NAGRAT is on strike over the newly introduced Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) acquired by the Public Services Commission, unpaid allowances and delayed promotions among others.

For GNAT, it has declared the strike in six out of its 10 regional branches over the inability of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to resolve their challenges.

By: Rashid Obodai Provencal

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