Teachers Fund Group

The Teachers Fund of GNAT is a retirement supplement and Solidarity scheme for members of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) established by a Trust Deed in May 1998. The Fund started with a monthly deduction of GHC0.10 (¢1.000) as basic contribution from the salary of a member through the check-off system.

The basic contribution was increased to GH₵ 0.50 (₵5,000.00) in February, 2002 and GH₵2.50 (₵25,000.00) in October, 2004. In February 2008, the basic contribution was further increased to GH₵5.00 and then to GH₵10.00 in January 2011. Effective March 2014, the basic contribution was GH₵20.00 and in January 2015 it was increased to GHC30.00. In February 2017, the basic contribution was further reviewed upwards to GHC50.00.

NATURE OF BUSINESS

The Fund:

  1. Supplements the retirement benefits of contributors;
  2. Provides short, medium and long-term financing for contributors through various loan
    schemes;
  3. Provides customer, trade and business financing;
  4. Undertakes ground handling facilities at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and other
    airports in Ghana to provide other services to aircrafts in accordance with International Air Transport Association (AITA)/ International Civil Aviation (ICAO)  standards; Invest in land, develops, builds, sells, rents land and/or buildings, i.e estate development; Facilitate the access of contributors to household consumer durables and electronic appliances
    at competitive prices.
  5. The assets of the Fund have grown from about GHC 1.50 million in May 1998 to GHC 1.533Billion, as at December 2019. 
  6. The tremendous growth in assets is largely attributed to the commitment on the part of members (teachers) to invest towards their retirement and the Fund’s commitment to ensuring good returns on investment.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Fund is governed by a Board of Trustees, with a Fund Administrator as the Chief Executive. The main task of the Board of Trustees is to ensure that the Fund’s operations comply with the relevant applicable regulations. They are also responsible for ensuring that the Fund keeps proper accounting records which disclose reasonable accuracy at any given time. 

The Trustees ensure the safeguarding of the assets of the Group and take reasonable steps to detect and prevent fraud. The Board is made up of fifteen (15) members who meet periodically, within the year. The following are currently the Trustees of the Teachers Fund Group;

S/N

NAME

GNAT REGION

1.

DAVID KWABLA KATTAH

BOARD CHAIRMAN

2.

THOMAS TANKO MUSAH

TRUSTEE - GENERAL SECRETARY, GNAT HQ

3.

JOSEPH NSOBILA ASAA

TRUSTEE – UPPER EAST REGION

4.

ADAMS SAAKA

TRUSTEE – UPPER WEST REGION

5.

ALHAJI KASSIM ISSIFU AMUDA

TRUSTEE – NORTHERN REGION

6.

DOROTHY MONICA MENSAH

TRUSTEE - CENTRAL REGION

7.

CHARLES SAMUEL GYAMFI

TRUSTEE – EASTERN REGION

8.

ALBERTA OTOO

TRUSTEE – WESTERN REGION

9.

ROMEO HADEME

TRUSTEE – VOLTA REGION

10.

PRINCE CHARLES AGYEMANG-DUAH

TRUSTEE – ASHANTI REGION

11.

PRINCE AMUZU

TRUSTEE – BRONG AHAFO REGION

12.

MICHAEL KORLTEY

TRUSTEE - GREATER ACCRA

13.

DR. KWEKU AINUSON

EXTERNAL TRUSTEE

14.

KOJO MATTAH

EXTERNAL TRUSTEE

15.

ALHASSAN ANDANI

EXTERNAL TRUSTEE

FUND SECRETARIAT

The Fund Secretariat  implements the Board’s policies and decisions. It is headed by a Fund Administrator. The Fund Administrator reports directly, at regular intervals, to the Board and is supported by a team of professional staff who collectively run the Fund. The Secretariat is situated at No. 59 Avenue Extension, North Ridge Accra. The Secretariat assists the Board of Trustees in the implementation of policies and the day-to-day administration of the Fund. Messrs. Sam Okudzeto and Associates provide Legal advisory to the Fund.

TEACHERS FUND SUBSIDIARIES

The Teachers Fund Group established the following companies as its subsidiaries;

1. Credit Mall Limited
2. TF Properties Limited:
3. TF Financial Services Limited
4. Aviance Ghana

It is worth noting that every initiative or activity carried out by the FUND is expected to fulfil its primary objective, of providing contributors with a retirement supplement. In line with this, the loans and facilities offered to contributors, the operations of Credit Mall Limited and the Real Estate Venture are expected to generate profits which are distributed to members as returns on their investments.

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