The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has dragged the Board of Trustees of Teachers Provident Fund to Court.
In a statement issued by the General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) Mr. Thomas Tanko Musah said the Union has today, 21st June, 2021 filed an application for INTERLOCUTORY INJUNCTION at the Accra High Court against the Board of Trustees of the GNAT PROVIDENT FUND SCHEME popularly known as TEACHERS PROVIDENT FUND as presently constituted.
According to the General Secretary, the injunction places a restraining order against the Board from organizing any meeting (s) including the one scheduled for 23rd June, 2021.
Thomas T. Musah has also disclosed that, the Board has duly been served the INTERLOCUTORY INJUNCTION from the Accra High Court.
In an earlier communique, the General Secretary indicated that, the National Council of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) noted that the GNAT PROVIDENT FUND (GPF) belongs to GNAT and has therefore directed that:
1. The Teachers Provident Fund (TPF) be reversed to its original name; GNAT PROVIDENT FUND (GPF).
2. The Current Board of the GPF be replaced with an interim Board.
3. Any meeting of any sort not authorized by the NCoG is therefore illegal, null and void and of no effect.
This followed after the attention of the GNAT leadership has been drawn to a text message making rounds on various social media platforms asking members to nominate persons to serve as Trustees for the GNAT Provident Fund (Teachers Provident Fund).
The Association has therefore urged it rank and file to disregard the text message as leadership takes the necessary steps to issue an appropriate response.
The membership of the Association has been directed to take note and comply accordingly.