Salaries of GES staff reduce after payment of SSS arrears

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Accra, Nov.1, GNA – The Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service (GES) have noted with concern the compliant by some teachers that there is a sudden decrease in their October salaries.

   A statement issued in Accra on Thursday by Mr Paul Krampa, Director Public Relation of the Ministry, said an enquiry from the Controller and Accountant General’s Department has revealed that the arrears paid under the implementation of the single spine salary structure and the 18 per cent salary increment for the public sector workers has been completed.

   It said it would be recalled that government approved the payment of arrears in the single spine salaries in January 2010 while payment of the arrears in respects of 18 per cent salary increment was effected simultaneously and ended in September 2012.

   The statement said all GES staff on the government pay roll has 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 staffs 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.    

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