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Ghanaian workers join workers across the world to celebrate May Day




Ghanaian workers have joined many across the world to celebrate this year’s May Day.

May Day which is also known as International Labour Day is used to commemorate the hard work of workers

and to call for better working conditions At 0800 hours on Sunday various worker groups were gathered at the

Blackstar Square for the celebration The theme for this year's celebration in Ghana is:

'Protecting Jobs and Incomes in the era of Covid-19 Pandemic and beyond.




May Day which is also known as International Labour Day is used to commemorate the hard work of workers and to call for better working conditions

At 0800 hours on Sunday various worker groups were gathered at the Blackstar Square for the celebration

The theme for this year's celebration in Ghana is: 'Protecting Jobs and Incomes in the era of Covid-19 Pandemic and beyond."

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The GNAT Headquarters donates to selected teachers and schools in the Volta Region

The National Officers of GNAT made donations to selected schools and teachers in the Volta and Oti Regions during the maiden National Officers Tour 2022.

In order to aide the work of teachers in coastal communities particularly access to their places of work, the National President presented life jackets to the following Districts on behalf of the Association ; Jasikan/Biakoye (20), Nkwanta (34) and Krachi East (60).

An amount of five thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC5,000.00) each was also donated to two (2) ailing members, Madam Janet Addy of Tapa Abotoase DA JHS and Madam Joycelyn Atikpo of Kpalexorse DA Basic School respectively.
In addition, a Local which requested for football kits to assist them in organizing games were given assorted football kits at Ho.

The team also visited Volta School for the Deaf in Hohoe to interact with children with various forms of disabilities. The Headmaster of the school received three (3) bags of flour, four (4) cartons of tomato paste, and one (1) polytank water storage tank on behalf of the school.

The team also visited Fuveme DA Basic school where they interacted with leaders of the Community as well as the School Management.The National President expressed his disappointment over the conditions under which teachers are working. He praised the teachers for sacrificing to teach in extremely deprive community where there is no electricity and health post. The school was given five thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC5,000) to reconstruct its damaged infrastructure which occurred during tidal waves distractions in some parts of the Volta Region. The Anloga District Director of Education who received the cash amount on behalf of the school thanked the GNAT hierarchy for remembering the School. 

The purpose of the National Officers tour of the Volta Region was to thank the membership of GNAT for electing them into office.


Staff and Pupils of Fuveme DA Basic with the GNAT team

National Officers ready to leave Fuveme Community

District Director of Education handing over GHC5,000.00 cash donation to the Headmaster 

The National President and his team handing over items to Volta School for the Deaf

 Some teachers posing with the life jackets at Jasikan/Biakoye District

National Officers of GNAT tours the Volta Region

The newly elected National Officers of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) embarked on a tour of the Volta Region from Sunday 27th of March 2022 to Saturday, 2nd April, 2022.

The delegation was led by the National President Rev. Isaac Owusu and the General Secretary, Mr. Thomas Tanko Musah.
They were accompanied by some officers from the GNAT Headquarters and political officers from the host Region.

The tour also attracted representatives of the Regional Directors of Education in the Volta and Oti Regions among others.

The National President speaking at various durbars thanked the delegates and the general membership of the association for reposing their confidence in them by electing them to lead the Union for the next four (4) years. He called for unity within the Union.

He reminded members that internal GNAT elections are over hence all members must work together as a team.

He also explained that with unity, no politician can undermine the Association. He advised members to take the Code of Ethics of the teaching profession serious.

The General Secretary, Mr. Thomas Tanko Musah encouraged members to trust the leadership. He emphasised that the composition of the GNAT leadership is made up of people with integrity and they must be supported. He took time to explain controversies surrounding the TM1 laptop and other related issues on the labour front.

The team interacted with teachers from Krachi West, Krachi East, Nkwanta, Jasikan, Kadjebi, Hohoe, Kpando, South Dayi, Adidome, Akatsi, Keta, South Tongu, Ketu and Ho. Over 3,158 teachers participated in the tour.


Some teachers posing with the General Secretary and National President at Hohoe

Your response is offensive and distasteful- National Executive of GNAT to G.E.S

The National Executive of GNAT says they are disappointed in the response of the G.E.S on the rent saga. In a statement signed by the National President on behalf of the National Executive, the G.E.S was reminded that the relationship between the employer and the employees is regulated by the Collective Agreement. Therefore hiding under an old directive of the Ministry of Finance and admonishment from Public Accounts Committee of Parliament violates the Labour Act 651 and the Collective Agreement. Read more.....                

G.E.S endorses rent directive

The Ghana Education Service in a press release issued on the 16th of March 2022 endorsed the directive of the Western Regional Director of Education for certain category of staff (teaching and non-teaching) to pay rent for Government bungalows they occupy. In a statement signed by Cassandra Twum Ampofo, Head, Public Relations Unit the G.E.S emphasised that external auditors have raised queries on the issues  of rent payment of staff for some time now. The release further stated that G.E.S was summoned to the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament on the subject. A specific instance was cited where one of the Institutions in the Western Region was queried for charging inadequate rent on staff occupying Government bungalows of the school.

Read the full statement...................


New Board of Trustees sworn-in for the GNAT Provident Fund


The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT)  has inaugurated a new Board of Trustees to administer Tier-3 contributions of members.


The Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Hon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah when swearing them in, charged the Board of Trustees for the provident fund  not to misapply the contributions of members but rather ensure its judicious management.


The Sector Minister noted, the misuse of such contributions is an offence under the laws of Ghana. He urged all members to join the Fund to boost their pensions. He reminded the Trustees that they are accountable to members the GNAT hence they should make the Trust Deed their bible.  Under the National Pensions Act 766, beneficiaries are to make compulsory contributions to the first and second tiers. However, Tier Three contributions are voluntary. 


The Board of Trustees is chaired by Ransford Kofi Nsiah Lolih with Thomas Musah, Victor DeGraft Etsison, Peter Obeng Nyamekye, Helen Asantewaa, Daniel Tomey, Isaac Baah and Philip Dela Zumanu.


President of GNAT, Rev. Isaac Owusu noted, “it is important that the newly inaugurated board works in the interest of GNAT”.He added, “with an association that has a membership of over 200,000, having only 10,000 of them covered by the GNAT Provident Fund is not acceptable”; thus encouraging them to help convince members to contribute to the Fund and enhance its growth.


He assured all members of GNAT about the commitment of elected National Officers and Administrators in this “endeavor because neither me as President or the General Secretary have any other interest but to see to the development of our great association”, he added.


General Secretary of GNAT Thomas T. Musah said the “Board has come at an opportune time to ensure members continue to have confidence in how their contributions are managed”.


The event was also attended by Former National President, Mrs. Philippa Larsen, former officers, current Deputy General Secretaries and other officers from across the country.  The National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) was visibly represented by Mad. Reniel  Addo Akorli who is incharge of licensing and registration.