The Member of Parliament for the Ningo Prampram Constituency, Samuel Nartey George, has alleged that in the coming weeks he will put out information about the create, loot, and share that is going on at the Ministry of Finance with regards to the collection of the proposed E-Levy.
The Minister for Education, Hon Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, says his plans in the next academic year is to introduce a placement system dubbed E-deployment for new teachers to select rural areas in the country to be posted to. He said, the E deployment will come with an incentive and other juicy packages to motivate the newly trained posted teachers to make the teaching profession attractive to them.
The Deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Mr Yaw Opoku Mensah after graduate teachers raised concerns over the recruitment deadline has said the Ghana Education Service will recruit teachers before December 31, 2021. Speaking to on Thursday, November 18th 2021 at the Point program on Citinewsroom the Education Ministry spokesperson said even though the 2021 academic year is about to end however his outfit and the GES are working to start the recruitment proces.
The Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) says only the 2020 College of Education batch who have completed national service and sat and passed the teacher licensure examination will be recruited late this year. Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the Director-General of the Education Service speaking to journalists on Monday, 29th November 2021 said his outfit has put in place adequate measures to ensure a successful recruitment and posting of the newly trained teachers.
It is already a norm that right after the budget is read, the members of Parliament, technocrats, some members from the Ministry of Finance and members of some committees in Parliament meet for a Post Budget Workshop. This year's post budget workshop came off live an is still ongoing in the Volta Region.
Information reaching us from a reliable source indicates that professional development allowance for this year will be paid to both teaching and non teaching staff of GES within by the end of this month. The Ministry of Finance has released funds meant to pay the allowance for the year 2021.
The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu moved a motion in Parliament that members approve the allocated sum of GHc 687, 992, 121 for parliamentary services. Debating on the motion, Minority leader stated boldly that the Right Honorable Speaker, Alban Bagbin is not satisfied with that amount allocated to the legislative arm of government.
Ghana Education Service Occupational Pension Scheme is the fund managers of teachers tier-2 pension scheme, GESOPS is managed by a board of of trustees with representation from the ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance, the Attorney General’s Department, an independent trustee and the various Teacher Unions.
The Director General for Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Akwesi Amankwah on Tuesday, November 23 said the 2020 newly qualified teachers who are waiting for their recruitment should be ready. He noted that the processes surrounding the long-awaited postings have been completed for them to be posted soon.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has received the “all clear sign” to employ 16,850 fresh-trained teachers. The Ministry of Finance says, they have the financial clearance to recruit that number of newly trained teachers. This is contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Minister of Finance, Abena Osei-Asare.
There were several publications and news alerts in the early hours of today, Tuesday 5th October, 2021, which suggested that Honourable Ken Ofori Atta as a the has stepped down as the Finance Minister as he continues to battle for his life. Has the Honourable Ken Ofori Atta really resigned?
No Ghana Card No Salary, Controller and Accountant General issues Ultimatum to Public Sector Workers
The Controller and Account General Department which is responsible for payment of salary to public sector workers has served a notice to all employees on the Government of Ghana payroll to register and get a Ghana card by 1st December, 2021 or risk been taken off from the Government of Ghana payroll.
The Ministry of Finance has refuted allegations that a personal business enterprise has been provided a agreement to acquire the proposed Electronic levy (E-levy) on Mobile Money transactions, inward remittances and ATM withdrawals. Instead, the Finance Ministry in a assertion issued the day before today stated the Ghana Revenue Authority is the kingdom business enterprise mandated to gather the levy at a price that shall now no longer exceed the usual price of sales mobilization.
The Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD), is currently processing the payment of teacher trainees allowance, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Education (MoE) Mr Emmanuel Kwasi Kwarteng has disclosed. Speaking in an interview with Accra-based Citi 93.7 FM the spokes person, Mr Kwasi Kwarteng said the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has given approval for the payment of the ‘delayed’ six months allowance.
The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori Atta, in accordance with Article 179 of the 1992 Constitution and Section 21 (3) of the Public Financial Management Act 2016 (Act 921), will on Wednesday 17 November 2021, on behalf of the president, lay before Parliament the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Government.
The Ministry of Finance of Ghana has released a press statement this Tuesday afternoon to clarify rumours of Ken Ofori-Atta's resignation issues. From Monday 4th October 2021, news started emerging, especially on social media, that the Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta has allegedly made his intentions clear to resign from his position due to his health and medical issues.
The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), has called on the Ministry of Finance to invest the Ghana stabilisation fund to better position itself to serve its purpose of storing up the annual budget funding money to the Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA) expenditure when there are revenue shortfalls in the budget.
Accra, Tuesday 5th October, 2021…The attention of the Ministry of Finance has been drawn to rumours circulating on social media platforms that the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has resigned from his position. Press Release The Ministry wishes to assure the general public that there is no truth in these rumours.
‘Catch’ the latest decision of Controller and Accountant General on the no Ghana card no pay policy.
The Controller and Accountant General‘s Department (CAGD) have re-considered their decision on the ‘No Ghana card no pay’ policy. Per their initial directive, the Controller and Accountant General‘s Department (CAGD) has stated that, all workers on government payroll without Ghana Card, would been denied their salaries by December 1, 2021.
The Ministry of Finance has given clearance to the Ministry of Education to employ some sixteen thousand, eight hundred and fifty (16,850) newly trained teachers from December this year. “Approval is also granted for their emoluments to be charged against the compensation of Employees vote of the Ministry of Education in the 2021 budget”.