The acting controller and accountant general, Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem, has come out to diffuse the tension surrounding a Ghc1,194.63 deduction in teachers’ November salaries.
According to him these deduction is an agreement reached by Ghana Education Service (GES) and the various teacher unions in the country.
“The Ghana Education Service officially wrote to request for the deduction of 30% of the cost of laptops supplied to teachers under the One-Teacher-One-Laptop programme amounting to 509.55ghc,” the Controller and Accountant-General stated in a press release on Thursday, November 25.
“The 70% of the cost of the laptop is being borne by the government of Ghana.”
The press release further stated that the deduction of GHC100 from their November salaries was also at the request of the Ghana Education Service (GES)
“These deductions, per the letters we received were as a result of agreements between the Ghana Education Service and the various teacher unions.
“The Controller and Accountant-General will NOT unilaterally effect deductions from salaries without the necessary authorisation.”
The acting controller and accounting general, Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem, went on to assure all government employees that they will always be paid their due.