Investigate SLTU -Teachers Insist

 

By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

Concerned members and teachers of the Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU) have called on the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to probe into corrupt activities that are ongoing within the Union.

They alleged that the Union has been collecting huge amount of money from members which have not been accounted for, adding that the Union deducts monies from their salaries for the union but those monies do not reflect on the development of the union. According to the aggrieved teachers, “this is a human right violation.”

The aggrieved teachers furthered that they have written two letters to the ACC boss, Francis Ben Kaifala Esq. in order to probe into the activities of the Union as according to them, the union is in possession of up to eleven billion, eight hundred and ninety eight million Leones, (Le11.8B) as monies collected as dues for the union.

They further lamented that they have up to 85,000 unapproved teachers nationwide and also undergoing squalid conditions of service but that the SLTU executive is not advocating for them, instead, they are involved in serious embezzlement.

They insist that the ACC must investigate the Union Executive so that it will refund all funds that have been embezzled.