The Chairman of the All Teachers’ Alliance -Ghana (ATAG-GH), Isaac Ofori has denied allegedly defrauding the Union of GHC50,000 for his personal gains.
According to reports published by EducationGhana.net , the Chairman has been alleged to have taken a loan of GHS 50,000 from GCB Bank Limited as honorarium to reward himself as Christmas package.
This amount is alleged to be currently being paid by the Union to the Bank at an interest rate of 34% per annum.
But Speaking to Ellis Ferdinand. the chairman explained that the supposed perpetrators were some members who have decided to sabotage the leadership for some supposedly unknown reasons.
The Chairman further indicated that the supposed perpetrators were being sued in court over the allegations to prove the worth of their allegations.
He also indicated that he had no invitation to appear before the National Labour Commision as being alleged.
The case which according to the Chairman ,is currently before a Circuit Court ,could prove the innocence of the Chairman or the alleged perpetrators.
Meanwhile,the Union emphasized,that none of the allegations was factual.
ATAG threatens Ellis Ferdinand with Court Suit
The leadership of the All Teachers’ Alliance -Ghana (ATAG-GH) in a response to the earlier publication by Ellis Ferdinand through a ‘Disclaimer Public Notice’ signed by the head of its communication team,Stephen Arthur,stated that Ellis Ferdinand should retract the publication or face court suit for defamation and false publication.
Describing the allegations as calculated attempts by some evil persons to use propaganda union driven politics to jeopardize the image and future of the young flourishing union,the Union asked its members to remain resolute and continue to enjoy their amazing policies and products.
_RE: ATAG CHAIRMAN IN ALLEGED FRAUD_
Our attention had been drawn to a publication by education.net on the above issue and wish to inform all members of the alliance to ignore it with contempt.
We have asked the publisher Ellis Ferdinand to retract it or face court suit for defamation and false publication.
It is just a calculated attempt by some evil persons to use propaganda union driven politics to jeopardize the image and future of the young flourishing union.
We ask our members to remain resolute and continue to enjoy our amazing policies and products.