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JUST IN: Teachers Union Finally Sacked Their President -See Full Statement

The Coalition of Concerned Teachers – Ghana (CCT-GH) has fired its acting President, King Ali Awudu, after it was revealed that he was involved in the infamous Teachers Mate (TM 1) Laptop deal, which the Union claimed lacked consultation, transparency, and accountability.

In a press release given on December 22, 2021, the Union stated that it has been subjected to unjustified court lawsuits under the current acting president, King Ali Awudu, and that no attempt has been taken to resolve concerns in order to free the Union.

According to the union, there have been contradicting reports from stakeholders, and the very least they anticipated from their leader was transparency, taking into account the financial impact on the teacher who is at the center of this program.

Furthermore, the Union stated that the TM1 laptop, which was initiated by the leadership of the teacher unions, including their current acting president King Ali Awudu, without any form of survey or assessment to determine whether all teachers needed the laptop, as well as the brand and specs, was now breaking the camel’s back.

Misappropriation of monies was another charge leveled. According to CCT-GH, “there was a hullabaloo going around the CCT-GH circles around July 2020 concerning financial misappropriation, particularly on the CCT fund.” According to the leadership.

According to the Union, the national organiser, who was a signatory to some of the accounts, requested that the books of accounts be audited by the acting president, Mr King Ali Awudu.

”This demand was turned down and subsequently, a founding member and a member of the Union called Mr Theophilus Dorkutcho wrote several petitions to the acting president demanding accountability of the CCT-GH books and also demand for the respect and adherence to the union’s constitution.” They said.

Another accusation against King Ali Awudu is about failure to distribute End of Year Packages in 2018.

Another issue arising is the failure of the acting president Mr. king Ali awudu to deliver up till date notepads, diaries and leather files as the additional end of year packages to members since 2018.

”This created serious concerns among members in the union especially when the total amount covering the whole transaction has already been paid but the goods have not been delivered for close to four (4) years now.” The Union said.

This is the second time a president from CCT-GH has been dismissed. The Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) on December 19, 2016, dismissed its President, Mr Ernest Opoku, and the General Secretary, Mr Raymond Boakye Darkwa, for misappropriating GH¢413,988 belonging to the union

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