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EDUCATION

GNAT reduces Loan Interest Rates by 2% (Loan Chart)

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has reduced the interest rate on loans issued by the Teachers Fund of the Association.

Fund managers in a letter dated October 19, 2020, and issued to the General Secretary of GNAT, indicated that on November 2, 2020, interest rate on Teachers’ Fund Loans will be reduced from 18% to 16% per annum.

This according to the Fund managers, will be a 2% reduction in the interest rate on loans issued by the Teachers’ Fund of the Association.

The Fund managers further indicated that all other terms and conditions with regards to thre Funds shall remeain intact.

The Decision

Speaking at the National Council Meeting of GNAT  organised from the 29th September to 3rd October, 2020 at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology( KNUST) , the Teachers Fund Board Chairman said the Fund has about 215,003 members and valued at over GHc1.5bn as at December, 2019.

According to him, the board of trustees shall be meeting to consider reduction in the interest rate on Teachers Fund loans.

He added, that the board will study the environment and fix appropriate rate.

Online Loans

He also indicated, that there is an online processing of loans which is being piloted in some Districts.

”All things being equal, after assessment, it will be rolled out fully in December, 2020.” He said.

Car Loans
The fund managers said Teachers Fund is arranging with Vehicle Assembling Companies in Ghana of which interested members of the fund will be given loans for their own cars.

Below is the loan chart

Source: HonestyNewsGh