Statement: Salaries of GES staff have not been reduced

– The Ministry of
Education (MOE) and the Ghana
Education Service (GES) on Friday denied
that the salaries of teachers in the
country have been reduced.

“Rather, the pay slips for October are
their real salaries after the completion
of the payment of salary arrears under
the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS)
and the 18 per cent salary hike for
workers”, Mr Paul Krampa, MOE
Director of Public Relations, said in a
statement to the Ghana News Agency in
Accra on Friday.

The statement explained that the MOE
and GES had noted with concern the
compliant by some teachers that there
was a sudden decrease in their October
salaries.

“But enquiries from the Controller and
Accountant General’s Department
revealed that the arrears paid under
the implementation of the SSSS and the
18 per cent salary increment for the
public sector workers had been
completed,” the statement stated.

The statement said all GES staff on the
government pay roll had from October
2012 been reverted to previous pay
slips, which always indicated the base
salaries together with arrears being paid
for the particular month.

“All GES staff who contracted loans from
other third party entities and were
previously not being deducted have now
been captured and are being deducted
from October 2012,” it added.

The government approved the payment
of arrears in the single spine salaries in
January 2010 while payment of the
arrears in respect of 18 per cent salary
increment was effected simultaneously
and ended in September 2012.

GNA

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