233livenews can confirm that the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has called off its strike. This follows government’s assurance of paying the 2014/2015 book and research allowances.
UTAG declared a strike on Wednesday over the non-payment of their 2014/2015 book and research allowance. Several calls from various quarters particularly from student groups urged the association to rescind its decision but its President Mr. Samuel Berkoe had said it will only call of the strike if government pays the full arrears.
The association’s decision to end the strike was taken at an emergency meeting earlier today.
President of the UTAG, Mr. Samuel Berkoe in an interview stated although government had not paid their allowances yet, it had met their “benchmark”.
He however noted that members of the association will lay down their tool if government does not pay the amount in full by the end of September.
“we have given them up to 30th September to pay the allowances” he said.
By: Jonas Nyabor/233livenews