12.03.2008 Education


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Four aggrieved members of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), at Assin Fosu in the Central Region, have dragged the association to court, for failing to honour their promise of providing them with vehicles, after deducting GHc910 each, from their seven months salaries.

The court, presided over by Justice Joseph Blay, has given the association a month, to sort out things with the aggrieved members, upon a request made by the Central Regional Secretary of NAG RAT, Mr Isaac Prah, that the case was before the Attorney General's Department for redress.

They are to report back to the court on April 14, this year.

The four, namely, Samuel Yaw Brewu, Harold Emmanuel Dwumoh, Frederick Agyei and Evans Ekow Koomson, all teachers of Obiri Yeboah Secondary School (OYESS), at Assin Fosu, lamented that the association promised to provide them with cars, after first making a deduction ofGHc130 each, from their salaries, but failed to release the cars after deducting the same amount over a period of seven months.

They also complained that deductions was still ongoing, and did not know when they would receive the cars.

They narrated that on February 4, 2006, the national executives of the association, introduced a policy to help members, who qualified for the cars, to get 5-year old vehicles at the cost of US $4,000 each.

They further added that the association promised to bring in 500 vehicles, with their documents, in June last year, to be supplied to them, as well as secure drivers licenses for them, but failed to deliver.

They said that since August last year, GHc130 has been deducted from their salaries, up to date, but they have still not received any cars.

They added that out of the 1,000 members who qualified to purchase the vehicle, 78 were from the Central Region, with none of them seeing any sign of a car.

The four said they had written several withdrawal letters to the national NAGRAT office informing them that they were no more interested in purchasing the vehicles, in order to stop them from deducting more monies from their salary, but the effort yielded no positive result, and so they had to resort to a court action, for redress.

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