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The Coalition of Aggrieved Teachers has disputed claims by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia that teachers have been paid their legacy arrears.
According to them, all efforts to have the government pay the arrears owed them have proved futile.
But the vice president Dr. Bawumia, during the NPP’s Manifesto launch over the weekend, announced that the government had settled the legacy arrears of teachers.
In a Citi News interview, President of the Coalition of Aggrieved Teachers, Effah Kweku Tabiri dispute Bawumia’s allegation. He rather appealed to the government to fulfil its promise by clearing the arrears.
“It is true that in 2012, some of them received their arrears but from 2013 to now, we have not received a penny from the government but we heard the Vice President saying that they had cleared all legacy debts. It is untrue that we have been given our arrears,” he said.
“What we want to do is to organise a press conference to draw the attention of the media to this situation. We are calling on the government to pay us our arrears because it is legitimate”.