General News of Wed, 15 Aug 201833
NPP deducting GHC10 from teachers to fund free SHS – Joshua Akamba
Aspiring National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Hamidu Akamba has accused the ruling New Patriotic Party of using the 10 cedis deduction from the salaries of teachers across the country to fund government’s flagship programme, the free Senior High School programme.
According to him, the various teacher unions are agitated at the move.
Mr. Akamba speaking on Accra based UTV and monitored by MyNewsGh.com said the government had forced the deduction of the amount on the teachers without their consent, adding that it has the tendency to disrupt and destabilise the front of teachers in the country.
This prompted some of the teachers to come out and indicate that they were not consulted before the implementation of the deduction.
Mr. Akamba said the government must come clear on the actual purpose for the deductions in order to restore calm on the teachers’ front. The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) a couple of months ago announced the deduction of 10 cedis from the salaries of teachers for an insurance policy for the teachers.