The Association of Aggrieved teachers has disputed claims by President Nana 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 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.