It has emerged that 75 serving teachers with the Ghana Education Service(GES) in the Ashanti region have not received salaries for one year, GhanaXtra.com can report.
The affected teachers who say life has become unbearable for them are therefore appealing to the GES as a matter of urgency to restore their salaries.
According to the teachers, life without salary which is their only source of livelihood has not been easy for them.
Giving a background to their predicament, one of the affected teachers, told GhanaXtra.Com that he successfully completed a four year Bachelor’s programme at the Valley View University.
He reveals that seven months after the programme, all attempts to be moved to the rank of Principal Superintendent proved futile so he contacted someone at the Controller and Accountant General’s Department and it was done for him.
The teacher reveals that in May 2019 his salary was not paid so he made a follow up to Accra to rectify the issue but he was handed a charge sheet just like his colleagues accusing them of using fictitious documents for the upgrading.
He reveals that even though they have presented all the necessary documents to a committee of enquiry set up for that purpose, all attempts to have their salaries restored by the GES one year on has been unsuccessful.
” Our salary was blocked in May 2019 by the Ghana Education Service over claims that we used forged documents for upgrading. We have been moving to Accra for one year but they seem not ready to restore our salaries.
“We have presented all the necessary documents to dispute the charge against us but they have not rectified the problem. We are tired, we are dying of hunger”, he pleaded on half of the teachers.
Efforts to seek an official response from the management of the Ghana Education Service on the issue at the time filing this report was unsuccessful.