President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Carbonu

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), has expressed concerns over the failure of government to pay its members their February salaries.

Addressing the press on Tuesday, the National President of the Association, Angel Carbonu, revealed that even though government had given indications that it was going to pay February salaries by February 25, that has not been done.

According to him, the delay in payment, has posed a lot of inconveniences for teachers; a situation, which may even get worse if the delay persists.

“We would have expected that even without prompting from the leadership of the various workers’ unions, the government itself would have initiated some great news to lessen the effect of this economic hardship on the Ghanaian worker, especially when there have not been any upward adjustments,” he stated.

Mr. Carbonu, therefore, urged government to be swift in paying the salaries to make life more comfortable for public sector workers across the country.

Following the delay in the disbursement of the salaries, NAGRAT and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT), refused to honour an invitation by government to a labour conference.

According to Mr. Carbonu, the conference does not address their concerns, and therefore their refusal to attend.

The delay in the payment of the salaries of teachers, come after the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, made some stark projections last week.

According to Alban Bagbin, government may struggle to honour some financial obligations including remuneration of employees in the next three months if critical steps are not taken.

He made this disclosure to Members of Parliament on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

“This is not to discourage the committee from doing their work. If something is not done within the next three months, the government may not be able to even pay salaries”, he said.

It is unclear what constitutes this forecast as the Speaker fell short of giving further details of the information at his disposal.

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