Akufo-Addo promises all arrears owed teachers to be paid by the end of March

Akufo-Addo promises all arrears owed teachers to be paid by the end of March

President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured teachers that government is taking steps to ensure that their allowances no longer go into arrears.

He said government would complete the payment of all outstanding arrears owed teachers by the end of March this year.

Citinewsroom.com reports that he arrears, including travel, transfer grants, and overtime allowances that have accrued from 2013 to 2016.

The president was speaking at the commissioning of the the reconstructed Bediako Conference Hall in Accra on January 31, 2019.

He is quoted as saying: “Presently, government is no longer accruing arrears. We are putting in place measures to ensure that this situation does not reoccur… and I commend the teacher unions including GNAT for their collaboration in this exercise which is scheduled to end by the end of March”.

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Akufo-Addo on teachers arrears

President Akufo-Addo says government is working hard to ensure that no arrears exist for employees in essential services. Photo credit: Government of Ghana
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The Bediako Conference Hall was originally commissioned in 1981, but had not seen a significant face-lift since then. The face-lift which cost some GHC 7 million, has raised the Halls’ sitting capacity from 400 to 1,100.

The Bediako Conference Hall, which also includes; a bar, restaurant and a hostel, has been fitted with amenities that make the facility disability-friendly.

Meanwhile, world anti-corruption campaigner, Transparency International (TI), has released the 2018 rankings of assessed countries and Ghana placed 78th out of 180.

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The ranking is officially referred to as the Corruption Perception Index (CPI). It takes into account factors such as the administration of the public purse as well as easy and accessible information to the general public.

Ghana's placement represents the 41% scored under the various criteria used by TI. It was below the overall average of 43%.

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