UTAG strike Government begins payment of book and research allowance

Speaking in an interview with Pulse.com.gh, the Public relations officer, PRO of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Francis Gbadago said there is no cause for alarm as monies have so far been released for payment of their allowances.

  • Published:
Minister of Education, Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang play

Minister of Education, Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Government has began processes for the payment of book and research allowances for members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).

This follows a threat by UTAG members to strike over their unpaid allowances.

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) had earlier this week given government up to Friday, October 23, to release their book and research allowance.

RELATED: UTAG threatens strike over book and research allowance

According to the President of UTAG, Dr. Samuel Ofori Bekoe, there is no sign from government that their allowances will be paid despite suspending their strike in August based on promises from government.

But speaking in an interview with Pulse.com.gh, the Public relations officer, PRO of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Francis Gbadago said there is no cause for alarm as monies have so far been released for payment of their allowances.

"We have paid the first and second batches. We have 22 institutions, their cheques are ready to receive from the National Council for Tertiary Education. They have also been informed adequately to come for their cheques. The Controller and Accountant General is currently working on the third batch", he said.

Mr Gbadago added that the Ministry of Finance will continue to process payment for the outstanding allowances.

The UTAG president, Dr. Bekoe had earlier in an interview with Uniiq Fm, accused government of employing delay tactics to frustrate members.

According to him, strange processes have been added to the procedure in which the money goes through before final payment is made.

“We believe that it’s just a way of buying time in processing the money because if they were bent on paying us, they would have done so by last week but the way things are going now, there is no sign that they are going to pay,” he added.

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Christmas Hamper Nana Addo rejects $500,000 from corporate organisationbullet
2 Francisca Oteng-Mensah 24 year old MP complains about unbearable...bullet
3 Asantehemaa's Death Funeral of Asantehemaa underway [Photos]bullet
4 Manhyia Palace One shot, several collapse at Asantehemaa’s funeralbullet
5 Asantehemaa's Death I'm homeless; Otumfuo Osei Tutu II pays...bullet
6 Asantehemaa’s Funeral Nana Afia Kobi to be buried with gold...bullet
7 Crime Ghanaian arrested with cocaine in Indiabullet
8 Corruption I'll make sure Opuni goes to jail - Kennedy...bullet
9 Ghana Armed Forces Army chief charged with pick-up theftbullet
10 Nayele Cocaine Saga Nayele Ametefe's assets...bullet

Top Videos

1 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his 23-year-old...bullet
2 Refugee Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to cross US borderbullet
3 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
4 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think about beautybullet
5 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
6 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
7 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall at...bullet
8 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
9 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
10 Bishop Obinim Saga Teenagers disciplined by Obinim...bullet

News