Three vehicles belonging to the Eastern Regional Education Service have been impounded by a High Court order to defray judgment debt owed some teachers.
The Ghana Education Service owes a total of GH¢3,471,240 in respect of the judgement debt.
The Koforidua High Court gave the order for the vehicles to be impounded after the GES failed to pay the judgement debt.
Some 101 affected teachers in basic and senior high schools who received appointment letters to work between 2012 to 2015 were paid salaries from only 2016.
They took the matter to court and won.
Over 20 vehicles of the Eastern Regional Education service must be impounded and confiscated to defray the debt owed the 101 affected teachers.
The group led by their leader, Eric Effah Darko, says all effort to get the Eastern Regional Education Service to pay the judgement debt has not yielded results, hence the action.
“We are 101 teachers, some from basic and senior high school, appointment letters were given us between 2012 and 2015 but we began receiving salaries in 2016. We wrote several letters to get GES to get us our salaries, but all their promises failed.”
He added, “We took this action because in 2019 we decided to fight for our rights. We had a lawyer to pursue our case for us. In May 2021, by court orders we took actionto impound 4 vehicles after the GES refusal to heed to the judgement of the court.They came to court to beg and promised paying us, so the cars were released. It’s been over 6 months now and we haven’t heard anything from them. Our lawyer had to return to the court for an order to impound the vehicles again. We need to be paid. It’s unfair for anyone to treat us this way.”
All three cars – that of the Koforidua Regional Director, New Juaben South, Regional Sports and Kwabeng SHS vehicles of the Eastern Regional GES – have been parked at the High Court premises in Koforidua.
By Yvonne Neequaye|3news.com|Ghana