The Minister of Education who also doubles as the Member of Parliament for Manhyia Constituency in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Honourable Matthew Opoku Prempeh has finally spoken on the payment of Professional Teachers Allowance that is reported to be paid by the end of August this year.
Speaking On Kumasi-based Wontumi FM on their weekend edition of their of ‘State of Affairs’, the Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh posited that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Nana Akufo Addo led government remains the first government under the 4th Republic to institute an allowance package for teachers in this form.
He further added that the Ministry of Education is making plans to introduce more policies that will spice the pen and chalk fraternity.
According to the Manhyia Constituency Member of Parliament (MP), government in consultation with the Ghana Education Service (GES) in a memorandum of understanding agreed to pay an amount of GH¢1,200 to every teaching staff on the Ghana Education Service (GES) payroll, but he has no information as at now in relation to the circulated news.
He therefore stressed that teachers across Ghana should for the time been discard such information that has since went viral.