The Controller and Accountant-General’s Department says they were asked by Ghana Education Service to deduct GH¢100 from the November salary of teachers in the country.
There are many news reports that the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department is going to deduct ¢100 from teacher’s November salary as reflected during validation.
However, the Controller General has issued a press release on the issue that has caused agitation among teachers.
In the press release, CAGD explained that the Ghana Education Service officially wrote to them to request for the deduction of 100.00ghc as Teacher Licensing Fee and that they did not unilaterally effect deductions.
READ THE STATEMENT FROM THE CONTROLLER AND ACCOUNT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT BELOW.
The attention of the Controller and Accountant-General has been drawn to a publication captioned “sad news for GH teachers as Controller deducts 1,194.93ghc from their November salary”.
The publication alleging that the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department has
effected controversial deductions from the November 2021 salaries of teachers, has
unfortunately received wide circulation on social media as well as on the airwaves.
We find this to be very unfortunate, as clarifications from the Controller and Accountant General’s Department were not sought prior to the publication for the sake of fairness and objectivity.
Kindly note that;
1. The Controller and Accountant-General processes the Government of Ghana
Payroll on behalf of the MDAs/MMDAs.
2. All Third-Party deductions are agreements between the Institutions and their employees/clients.
3. The Ghana Education Service officially wrote to request for the deduction of 30%
of the cost of laptops supplied to teachers under the One-Teacher-One-Laptop
programme amounting to 509.55ghc. The 70% of the cost of the laptop is being
borne by the Government of Ghana.
4. The Ghana Education Service officially wrote to request for the deduction of
100.00ghc as Teacher Licensing Fee.
5. These deductions, per the letters we received were as a result of agreements
between the Ghana Education Service and the various Teacher Unions.
6. The Controller and Accountant-General will NOT unilaterally effect deductions
from salaries without the necessary authorisation.
We however wish to assure all employees paid on the Government of Ghana payroll,
especially our cherished Teachers that the Controller and Accountant-General will
always ensure everyone is paid what is legitimately due him/her.
AG. CONTROLLER AND ACCOUNTANT-GENERAL
SOURCE : Coverghana.com.gh