The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has directed the suspension of the payment of salaries of 800 teachers in the Northern Region with a shock to many.
The OSP decided after identifying infractions and subsequently commencing investigations into the matter.
But the General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Thomas Musah Tanko who disclosed this exclusively to 3news labour correspondent Daniel Opoku has given the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the OSP five working days to ensure the salaries are paid or risk agitations.
“At the school level, there are standing protocols the heads of the institutions validate before the teacher is paid, in the northern region now, tensions are building up, we want to tell the employer that under the labour law, you keep the communication lines open, if by close of next week Friday, the salaries are not paid, the OSP and GES must blame themselves,” Mr. Tanko stressed.
The Controller and Accountant General’s department is Cleaning up its Payroll system, for such reason, staff are requested to Link their Ghana Cards thus NIA numbers to the Controller and Accountant’s General’s Portal.
CAGD has given March as the Deadline for this exercise and those who fail will not be paid their March salaries.
Below is the said message from our banks:
Dear Valued Customer,
We wish to inform you that payment of your January 2024 salary has been withheld upon the directives of the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).
You may contact your employer for further clarification.
GCB, your Bank for life! Check details here 2024 CAGD Payroll Clean-Up Exercise and withheld Salaries of Public sector workers
The Various HRs of the GoG institutions have issued a list of staff who have not linked yet. Check the List of Staff on GoG Payroll Captured without Ghana Card Linked to CAGD and directive to complete the process.
Those who have linked successfully can also verify How to Check if Your Ghana Card is Linked to CAGD to Avoid Salary Issues in 2024
Verify your Ghana Card on your SSNIT e-statement E-Statements SSNIT NIA Number thus Ghana Card and Check Your Contribution
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