Teachers demand accountability for GNAT Cancer Fund from their leaders

General secretary of GNAT Mr. Thomas Musah
General secretary of GNAT Mr. Thomas Musah

The leadership of the Ghana National Association Teachers (GNAT) has been asked to render a proper accounnt on GNAT Cancer Fund to members of the Association.

This request by some teachers surfaced after the National Secretariat of the Association has proposed an increment of monthly cancer fund contribution for its membership across the country.

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The leadership of GNAT in a notice sighted by Coverghana.com.gh noted that, the current monthly contribution by teachers cannot sustain the cancer fund as demands keeps increasing hence, there’s a need to increase the current monthly contribution of GH¢2.00 to GH¢5.00 per a teacher per month.

This proposal did not go well with majority of GNAT members across the country as they swiftly demand for proper accountability from their leaders.

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In a statement, Mr. Adanuty J Paul, the Akpini Local Chairman of the Association, on behalf of teachers are requesting for full accounnt of the fund, list of individuals who benefited from the fund and what the classroom teacher stance to benefit.

Read the full press statement below.

PRESS RELEASE ON THE SO CALLED INCREMENT IN THE GNAT CANCER FUND

The leadership of GNAT should know that they have taken oath of office to fight for the right and protection of the classroom teacher but not to suppress them and impose unnecessary levy on them which some may not even benefit from.

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Am not against the increment in the GNAT CANCER FUND, if only the leadership of GNAT at the national level specifically the national president Madam Philippa and the General secretary Mr Thomas Musa will respond to the following swiftly.

1. Proper account must be rendered on the 2.00 collected

2. All those who benefited must be known by the union members not executives

3. The center bought is to serve the whole west Africa so what does the classroom teacher stand to benefit from the center in terms of the profit that would be made?

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4. Who will pay the specialist to be employed at the center?

5. At what interest rate has the union GNAT borrowed the said amount from our own mutual fund to pay for the center and how is the said amount going to be paid with whose money?

The classroom teacher must not be taken for granted by the leadership of the union which is supposed to protect the interest of the classroom teacher.

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I call on all teachers to rise for us to resist the oppressors rule in GNAT.

Thank you
Adanuty J Paul
Akpini Local Chairman.
0243613504

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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