Education Minister,Lee Ocran
The July salaries of about 800 teachers and Arabic instructors in the Northern region have been frozen by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department.
This formed part of efforts by the Controller and Accountant General Department’s determination to rid the payroll of ghost names.
In an interview with Citi News
, the spokesperson for the aggrieved teachers, Alhassan Saani explained that “the metro directorate wrote certain names and said they didn’t know the whereabouts of some teachers and so those teachers in question should submit their documents and covering letters from their headmaster which we did.”
“At the end of July most of us went to the bank and we couldn’t access our salaries only to be told that our names were ghost names; they directed us to the audit unit of the Tamale metro directorate of the Ghana Education Service to verify and when we went, according to the audit unit, the metro directorate gave them the instruction to block our salaries and nobody has been told what is happening,” he stated.
Saani challenged the Controller and Accountant General’s Department to do its home work well.
“In any case if you are looking for ghost names as it were, you have to do your homework properly by coming to the various institutions to find out whether those teachers are at post.”
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/Citifmonline.com/Ghana