Zonal Chairman for the Western and Central Regions Branch of the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) Mr. Ebenezer Appiah Bonney has defended their one month ultimatum on government to constitute their governing councils.

Mr. Bonney argues the absence of governing councils is having a negative impact on the day to day activities of colleges of education in the country.

The colleges of education teachers association of Ghana yesterday gave government up to the end of this month to constitute their governing councils failure for which they will go back to their industrial action.

Mr. Bonney says the association is disturbed that government has been in power for over a year now and have not found it prudent to constitute the governing council.

According to him CETAG cannot continue to operate when there is no council in place to take decisions on their behalf. Mr. Bonney

The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) laid down their tools for three weeks over the failure of the government to pay salary arrears owed them since October 2016.

The strike was called off after the three national officers of CETAG signed an agreement with three Cabinet Ministers; the Employment and Labour Relations Minister, the Education Minister and a deputy Finance Minister, signed for the government.

The details of the agreement indicated that government would pay the arrears in the first quarter of 2018.