Over 4000 teachers will get their salary arrears and allowances locked as ongoing validation process to facilitate payment of their monies has failed to show that they’re actually at post.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), George Smith Graham maintains that such persons have up to the end of the month to prove they’re at post or risk having their names expunged from the pay roll.
“They are supposed to be on salary and they are paid every month. We have started this validation and the teacher unions have sent circulars to their members informing them of the problems encountered with the 4,029. Initially they were over 6000 and some came and the rest have still not shown up.
“If after all the messages from the leadership of the unions, and our circulars on radio and they are still not coming forward up to date we strongly believe that they don’t exist and that their names should be taken off for those 4000 plus people. If their names are taken off and they indeed exist they will come,” CEO of the FWSC told Accra-based Joy FM.
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.