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GNAT Issues A Public Notice To Caution Controller And Accountant General

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has released a statement on today, 14th October 2021 to describe the Government of Ghana (GoG) decision not to pay teachers who have not registered for Ghana Card their salaries from December 1, 2021 as unfortunate.

GNAT comment comes after the Controller and Accountant General’s Department on Tuesday said that as part of an effort to secure the payroll services to public sector workers, it will not pay government employees with no Ghana Card.

According to The Ghana National Association of Teachers, GNAT, all the workers in question are Article 190 workers of the Public Services, all of them with their employers. They therefore don't understand why the Controller and Accountant General would not entreat their employers to facilitate the registration and acquisition of the cards, but rather descend directly on the workers, with the threat that if they don't obtain the cards within the time given, they will not be paid, effective December 1, 2021.


The Teachers Association has lamented and called on the NIA, Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and Controller Accountant General’s Office to put in place a some measures to solve the payroll challenges other than the threat to teachers.

"We wish to state, that the said PUBLIC NOTICE is not only unfortunate, but preposterous, egregious and intimidating, and that Ghanaian workers would not stand such knee-jerk approaches to solve someone else' laissez-faire attitude towards resolving perceived shortcomings and lapses in the system". The Association said.

The Teachers Association also lamented and called on the NIA, Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and Controller Accountant General’s Office to put in place a some measures to solve the payroll challenges other than the threat to teachers.

GNAT advised The Ag. Controller and Accountant General that they should consult with the relevant employers to help facilitate the process, and stop intimidating and harassing the workers.

They statement also sounded a note of caution, that should the Ag. Accountant General ignore the concerns of GNAT and proceed with his threat, they GNAT shall meet him with the appropriate response. 

In other news NAGRAT has also expressed their concern telling CADG to exclude teachers from the action they want to take from December 2021.

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