The Ghanaian public workers are apprehensive with their union welfare associations for their inability to meet their demands when requests are made.
This came to light when an aggrieved parent lodged a complaint at our office after passing through frustrations.
Our checks revealed that the situation is very bad for third party institutions whose loan deductions are paid by Controller and Accountant General Department to the Bank Of Ghana for onward payment to the third party institutions as such loans disbursements become difficult to meet.
Further checks revealed that prior to 2017, the third party institutions used to receive payments from Bank Of Ghana on every tenth of the following month for the previous month but this changed to the twentieth of the following month for the previous month without any communication to the stakeholders.
What has made matters worst today for the Third-party Institutions is that payments are now delayed up two months before the Third-party Institutions receive payment for the last previous two month. For instance, the Party Institutions received the payment for the month of June after the 15th of August, 2020.
The workers that apply to their various units for loans or partial withdrawal are not able to access it at the right time and at the time they will receive it, the purposes of applying for the facility becomes needless.
Further sources at the Controller and Accountant General Department show that cheques are usually issued to the Bank of Ghana but some big and heavy hands are placed on the money.
This sad development makes life difficult for the public servants and the Third-party institutions and has the potential of collapsing the Third-party institutions.
The public worker therefore seek to know from the bank of Ghana what is the cause of this discomfort development? Is it case of a broke nation? Or it is matter of persons in authority making good deal out of the situation in the name of soft loans?
There is an urgent need for parliament to take immediate action on this matter before it gets out of hands.
Akepae Michael Adombila [president of Ambassadors For Standard Justice and security Ghana (GASJUS)]