A group calling itself unpaid teachers are likely to picket at the Ministry of Finance this week over the non- payment of their salary arrears.
The group who are made up of teachers numbering over 3,000 say their consistent calls on government to pay them their salary arrears have yielded no fruits, despite being cleared by the audit service for their salaries to be paid.
President of the group, Eric Darko Effah who spoke to Accra-based Citi FM said although they have made countless efforts in demand of their monies for over a year, the Finance Ministry has failed to release their monies.
“We were validated on the field. A team of auditors comprising GES and other organisations came on the field last year 2015, November December and we were assured that our report has been submitted to the Ministry of Finance and our checks confirmed that the report was submitted on the 30th March but as to now we have not heard anything from them again.”
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Following reports that a number of the teachers in the country employed by the Ghana Education Service presented fake certificates, the teachers were asked by the government to submit their particulars for validation before their salary arrears are paid.
The validation exercise, which is being undertaking by Audit Department and the Controller and Accountant General’s Department, has currently cleared a total of 13,268 teachers across the country to receive their outstanding salaries that have delayed for the last two years.