Pay us now Teachers to drag Finance Ministry to court over unpaid salaries

The Controller and Accountant General’s Department has dispelled rumours that the June salaries of public servants have not been paid

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  play Seth Terkper, Finance Minister
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The Coalition of Concerned Teachers are threatening a legal suit against the Ministry of Finance and the Controller and the Accountant General Department (CAGD) over non payment of salaries to some teachers.

It would be recalled that the Accountant General had frozen the salary of some teachers who did not provide their Social Security and National  Insurance Trust numbers (SSNIT).

Ernest Opoku, President of the association said it is a deliberate attempt by the ministry not to pay its members.

According to reports by Kasapafmonline, he said, “We think that it’s a ploy to shortchange Ghanaian workers and for that matter, teachers.

“I decided to have a meeting with the Controller and what the woman said was that they believe the people are ghosts so I asked her if I am a ghost.

It is a worrying situation but it is only in Ghana that a Minister can sit somewhere and issue directives that at the end of the month don’t pay workers’ salaries and then Controller too will go ahead.

“I don’t know what is happening in this country and I think that we must rise up and say that enough is enough.

“If we have to go to court, we will go to court; if we have to demonstrate against the Controller, the Ministry of Finance and the Ghana Education Service, we would,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Controller and Accountant General’s Department has dispelled rumours that the June salaries of public servants have not been paid.

The CAGD said payments were made to the banks on Friday, June 26, 2015.

It added that any delays in accessing salaries by any public servant could be as a result of bank processes within particular banks where individual workers accessed their salaries.

The Public Relations Officer of the CAGD, Mr. Gilbert Nyalegzigbor, told Daily Graphic that processes at particular banks could result in some public servants being unable to access their salaries immediately.

He said the only issue had been the suspension of the salaries of some public servants who had not provided their social security numbers.

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