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‘We Don’t Want To Say Akufo-Addo Is A Liar; We Haven’t Been Paid Any Legacy Arrears’ – Aggrieved Teachers Insist

The Association of Aggrieved teachers has disputed claims by President Akufo-Addo that teachers have been paid their legacy arrears.

According to the association, all efforts to have the government pay the arrears owed its members have proven futile.

The group in a statement said, “We write with much pains in our heart to hear our president at the 6th Quadrennial (53rd) GNAT delegate conference held in Kumasi on 5th January 2022 say that his government has cleared all legacy arrears.”

“We don’t want to say our president is a liar, but in all sincerity, we the affected teachers are yet to receive this promised legacy arrears.”

The association posed some questions to the president following his claim that the arrears had been fully cleared by the government.

“If our president purports to have paid this legacy arrears, then, he should please answer these questions for the public; When did he pay? Which year batch did he pay to? How did he pay it?”

“The legacy arrears fight continued in 2020 where writing of letters, consultations and engagement were made with the various stakeholders, yet, nothing good came out of it.”

“On the eve of 2020 elections (6th December), one Madam Mary Owusu called our PRO (Mr Kweku Tabiri Effah) to inform him that; the money has been paid into our accounts. We checked, and it was the salary arrears that he owed the 2016-year batch that he paid and even with that, he couldn’t pay them all. So, which legacy arrears is our indefatigable president talking about? We even forwarded our grievances to CHRAJ of which acknowledgement was made that they are working on our case, Parliament was petitioned as well.”

The association said it is ready to go the extra mile in all legitimate means to retrieve “our hard-earned money.”

It wants the government to stop aggravating the plights of teachers by spreading falsehood and focus on fulfilling its financial obligations.

Teacher unions in the country — the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) — have all, on several occasions, threatened to lay down their tools over the failure of the government to pay the legacy arrears.

The arrears, which include over two years’ salary and promotion arrears, as well as allowances of some public school teachers, have sparked a series of demonstrations in the education sector.

Read their full statement below

ASSOCIATION OF AGGRIEVED TEACHERS ON LEGACY ARREARS. 2013-2015

DATE: 9TH JANUARY, 2022

WE HAVE STILL NOT RECEIVED THE LEGACY SALARY ARREARS MR PRESIDENT

In 2024 ,when the heat get heated those who can’t stand the heat will get heated We write with much pains in our heart to hear our president (H.E William Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo) at the 6th Quadrennial (53rd) GNAT delegate conference held in Kumasi on 5th January, 2022 said that his government has cleared all legacy arrears. We don’t want to say our president is a liar, but in all sincerity, we the affected teachers are yet to receive this promised fail legacy arrears in 2016.

If our president purports to have paid this legacy arrears then, he should please answer these  questions for the public: 1. When did he pay? 2. Which year batch did he pay to? 3. How did he pay it? This legacy arrears fight continued in 2020 where writing of letters, consultations and engagement were made with the various stakeholders, yet, nothing good came out of it. On the eve of 2020 elections( 6th December) where one Madam Mary Owusu called our *PRO (MR KWEKU TABIRI EFFAH*,0242227930) to inform him that; the money has been paid into our accounts.

We checked and it was the salary arrears that he owed the 2016 year batch that he paid and even with that, he couldn’t pay them all So, which legacy arrears is our indefatigable president talking about…? We had forwarded our grievances to CHRAJ of which acknowledgment was made that they are working on our case, Parliament was petitioned as well. All we want the media houses to know is that, the legacy salary arrears have not been paid and we are ready to go the extra mile in all legitimate means to retrieve our hard earn money. This government should stop adding salt to our injury and fulfil its financial obligations to we the *affected* teachers. Looking at the luxurious nature our president is living and 2020 auditors report we are no more pleading with the npp government for our legacy arrears but God is our Guide and Guard.

1. Nana Opoku Foster- President- 0541405425

2. Stephen Ankamah- Secretary- 0559195384

3. Abraham Acheampong- orginser- 0248475565

4. Effah Kweku Tabiri PRO- 0242227930

Thank you .

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