Teachers And Health Workers Supposed Salary Increment Arrears Postponed By Government

The Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) says it will be unable to settle this year’s salary arrears of staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) amid some technical challenges.

CADG in a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh said the arrears which represent the last two (2) months arrears of the 4% salary increment for 2021 expected to be paid as part of salaries for December 2021 will be paid next year.

It in a press release however indicated that only 40% of Ghana Education Service (GES) staff and 20% of Ghana Health Service (GHS) staff despite the technical problem were paid the afore-mentioned arrears.

“This was due to system performance hitch that was going to unduly delay the payment of December salaries for the entire public servants beyond the scheduled pay date,” the Controller and Accountant stated in the statement.

The Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) has assured that all the affected government workers that their last 2 months arrears resulting from the 4% salary increase will be added to their January salary in 2022.

“In consultation with stakeholders, a decision was taken to truncate the processing of arrears for the 2 Institutions. This was to enable the CAGD to pay the affected staff their basic salaries and allowances on the scheduled date.

This decision was taken to avert the possibility of delaying the payment of the entire December salaries and its impact on the festive season,” the Agency responsible for payment of government workers salaries noted in the release.

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In a related development, the central government after the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) threatened to embark on an industrial action has duly paid 2 of the 6 months arrears of teacher trainees allowances.

“The National Executive Council of Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) will like to bring to your kind notice that 2 of the 6 months arrears of teacher trainees allowance has duly been paid,” TTAG said on Wednesday.

The Association in the statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh said the Director of an allowance has reached out to them that they are facing technical challenges hence the delay in the notification messages to beneficiary trainees.

“The leadership of the Trainees Association will continue to liaise with the stakeholders for prompt payment of the rest of the arrears. All trainees are entreated to visit the nearest bank to load their e-zwich card,” TTAG stated.

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