The Finance Ministry has authorised the Controller and Accountant General to release ¢49,998,626.72 to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to enable it to pay the outstanding transfer grants and other allowances owed teachers from 2017-2019.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers in a statement on Monday said six out of its 10 regional branches of are embarking on the industrial action following the inability of GES to resolve the many challenges confronting its members.
GNAT said it has been inundated with calls and agitations from its members across the regions for the strike action and the Association is no longer able to control them.
Chief among some of the concerns raised included the non-payment and the difficulty of placing staff on additional responsibility allowance, non-payment of salary arrears, non-payment of transfer grants, transport and travelling allowance among other issues.
The said industrial action started Tuesday.
Below is the statement from government.