The official vehicles of the Eastern Region Director of Education and that of the regional accountant have been impounded to defray judgment debt on 102 teachers.
This comes after Koforidua High Court ordered the auctioning of management of Ghana Education Service properties to offset judgment debt of over GH¢ 3.5m of teachers salary arrears.
However, the Ghana Education Service (GES) in response to the incidence signed by the GES Public Relations Officer has raised major points on the issue.
According to GES, before 2017, some people were recruited into GES without Financial Clearance from Ministry of Finance.These recruitments were done at the District and Regional offices without recourse to the Headquarters.
Management explained that in 2017, upon an appeal to government through the Minister for Education, the Government decided that the appointments should be formalised and the GES through the MoE applied for Financial Clearance from MoF.
The Financial Clearance granted by the Ministry of Finance, was with effect from 2017. The affected staff agreed in principle that they could only be paid from 2017 based on the Financial Clearance. All the people involved were therefore issued fresh appointment letters which took effect from 2017. They have since been mechanised and have been receiving their regular salaries.
Management then revealed that in spite of the agreement some of the them decided to go to court to claim salaries for work done before 2017. The court ruled in their favour leading to the seizure of the three GES Vehicles in Eastern Region.
GES has since retrieved the three vehicles and discussions are going on as to how to pay the judgement debt.The matter is being handled by the Attorney- General’s Department in Koforidua.
Management is hereby communicating to the general public that full and detailed statement on the matter will be issued in due course.
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