Ghana Education Service receives financial clearance to recruit 16,850 newly trained teachers

Ghana Education Service receives financial clearance to recruit 16,850 newly trained teachers

  • The ministry of finance has given financial clearance to the GES to recruit teachers into the service
  • Over 16,850 trained teachers are expected to be recruited by the Ghana Education Service
  • The Director-General of the GES has also been asked to ensure that the teachers have their documents processed in time to facilitate payment of salaries

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The ministry of finance has reportedly given financial clearance to the Ghana Education Service (GES), to recruit 16,850 newly trained teachers into the service.

In a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh, the finance ministry said the approval was also granted for their emoluments to be charged against the compensation of employees vote of Ministry of Education in the 2022 budget.

“Financial clearance is hereby granted to the Hon. Minister of Education to enable the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service to recruit sixteen thousand, eight hundred and fifty (16,850) newly trained teachers for the service,” a statement signed by the Deputy Minister of Finance, Abena Osei-Asare said.

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GES gets financial clearance to recruit 16,850 teachers
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The Director-General of the GES has also been asked to ensure that the teachers have their documents processed in time to facilitate payment of salaries.

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“The Controller and Accountant-General is requested to effect the payment of salaries of the newly trained teachers and make appropriate deductions of Social Security and Income Tax to SSNIT and the Domestic Tax Division of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) respectively.”

Road tolls to be abolished after budget approval

In an earlier report filed by YEN.com.gh the finance minister said for decades, government after the government imposed and maintained tolls on some public roads to raise funds for road construction and maintenance.

According to Ofori-Atta, the tolling points have always led to heavy traffic on our roads, created inconveniences, and lead to pollution in and around places they are positioned at.

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Payment of road toll suspended

Ofori-Atta explained that all t ads and Highway announced that effective, November 18, 2021, there would be no collection of road tolls at the various toll booths across the country.

According to a statement released by the ministry, at exactly 12:00 am all road users would use the road without paying for tolls.

The Motor Traffic and Transport Department will be on hand to provide security at the toll locations from the effective date.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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