His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana has spoken loud and clear that his government has abolished the three months pay policy and cleared all the arrears experienced by teachers under the erstwhile NDC administration led by former President John Dramani Mahama about five years ago.
The President, speaking at the 6th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in Kumasi at the KNUST Hall, said, “… We have abolished the three months pay policy for teachers; we have cleared the arrears.”
Additionally, the President told members of the union gathered that his government has introduced a remuneration package popularly known as Professional Development Allowance (PDA). He said,“… in addition to the yearly average increase in salaries over the last five years, my government is for the first time in the nation’s history paying Professional Allowance to teachers.”
Speaking on the issue of paying teacher training allowances, he continued by saying,“We have since coming into office five years ago and continue to pay teacher training allowances which were abolished by the previous administration.”
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, held its 6th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference at the Kwame University of Science and Technology (KNUST) hall in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. The theme for the 8-day conference was “Surviving As A Teacher Union In The 21st Century.” Matters relating to teacher welfare and quality education were discussed at the conference.