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Three vehicles belonging to the Eastern Regional Education Service have been impounded by a High Court order to defray judgment debt owed some teachers.

The Education Service owes a total of Three million, four hundred and seventy one thousand, two hundred and forty Ghana Cedis (GH₵3,471,240.00) in respect of the judgement debt.

The Koforidua High Court gave the order for the vehicles to be impounded after the GES failed to pay the judgement debt.

Some 101 affected teachers in basic and Senior High Schools who received appointment letters to work between 2012 to 2015 were paid salaries from only 2016.

They took the matter to court and won.

Over 20 vehicles of the Eastern Regional Education Service have to be impounded and confiscated to defray the debt owed the 101 affected teachers.

The group led by their leader, Eric Effah Darko says all effort to get the Eastern Regional Education Service to pay the judgement debt has not yielded results hence the action.

Eric Effah Darko is leader of the group

“We are 101 teachers, some from basic and senior high school. Appointment letters were given us between 2012 -2015 but we begun receiving salaries in 2016. We wrote several letters to get GES to get us our salaries, but all their promises failed,” he recounted.

He added that: “We took this action because in 2019 we decided to fight for our rights. We had a lawyer to pursue our case for us. In May 2021 by court orders we took action to impound 4 vehicles after the GES refusal to heed to the judgement of the court.They came to court to beg and promised paying us so the cars were released. It’s been over 6 months now and we haven’t heard anything from them. Our lawyer had to return to the court for an order to impound the vehicles again. We need to be paid. It’s unfair for anyone to treat us this way.”

All of the three Vehicles impounded; that of the Koforidua Regional Director, New Juben South Municipal Director and Kwabeng SHS have been parked at the Koforidua High Court premises.

By Yvonne Neequaye|E/R|