The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) is on a war path with government over failure by the latter to among others reconstitute councils of the various public universities and fastrack the processing of the 2015/2016 book and research allowances due them.

The union is giving government a two week ultimatum to reconstitute the various   the councils of the universities in order to avoid disruption of their academic calendar.

It would be recalled that government announced in February this year the allocation of fifty million Ghana cedis for the book and research allowances in the 2017 budget. President of UTAG, Dr. Harry Agbanu is bemoaning the slow pace of processing the fund for their members.

Listen to Dr. Harry Agbanu, President of UTAG

The association is also hinting of fiercely resisting government university remittance policy which mandates the various universities to remit 34 percent of the internally generated funds to government.

Dr. Harry Agbanu says the association may head to court on the matter.

He is also warning government moratorium on public sector workers will disrupt the 2017/2018 academic year if more staff are not employed to augment the existing staff.

Listen to Dr. Harry Agbanu, President of UTAG 2

Source: myjoyonline.com/gh

 

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