Basic schools in Garu in the Upper East region have been closed down as teachers embark on an indefinite strike over delays in the payment of their October salaries.
The strike action follows a petition submitted to the Ghana Education Service and the District Chief Executive of Garu Tempane last week by the teachers demanding that their pay vouchers for October and November be ready by Wednesday.
According to them, they have still not heard a word from the Controller and Accountant General’s department.
The teachers said that the government should not be given a chance to pile up and delay teachers’ salaries.
“The October salary has not come, how sure are they that the November salary will come? That is our fear,” Philip Atandure, the GNAT chairman for the Garu-Tempane district, told Citi News on behalf of the Garu teachers.
Source Citifmonline Ghana