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Teachers call for a refund of Ghc 100 Licensing Fee and tax deducted on Professional Development Allowance

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For Immediate Release
23-11-2021

Teachers call for a refund of Ghc 100 Licensing Fee and tax deducted on Professional Development Allowance.

We, the teachers of Ghana Education Service, call on the Controller and Accountant General’s Department(CAGD) to, as a matter of urgency, refund the Ghc 100 licensing fee deducted from our yet-to-be-paid November salaries and refund the tax deducted on the Professional Development Allowance.

For the records, last year November, an amount of Ghc 100 was deducted from teachers’ salaries as licensing fee yet most teachers across the country have not received their licenses.

Besides, the licenses, once received are supposed to be renewed every three years therefore, it is strange to see another deduction for a licence we have paid for but not received.

Contrary to the agreement not to tax the teachers Professional Development Allowance, there is an indication that the money to be paid at the end of November has been taxed. This unfortunate turn of events does not go down well with us, therefore, we call for the immediate reversal of the tax.

As teachers, we are the country’s gatekeepers, opening doors to opportunities and possibilities that are beyond the foreseeable horizon.

We trigger visions, develop building blocks, and catalyze actions to build the world to come.

We, therefore, should be accorded the best of respect when it comes to issues of our remuneration and conditions of service.

Signed:

Mathias Tulasi 0243735430

Heletsi Christopher 0243277764

Alfred Avorfodi 0201584617