National Association of Graduate Teachers (GNAT) is calling for an immediate payment of the arrears of about 8000 graduate teachers whose names were deleted from the payroll by the ministry.

Their demand comes after the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta on Monday apologized to all public sector workers whose names were mistakenly removed from government’s payroll.

There was uproar after 26000 government workers were denied their salaries for April for their failure to undergo biometric registration.

Many disputed their ghost status with some worker unions threatening to go to court.

Speaking at the National Policy forum Ken Ofori-Atta regretted the error and promised to fix the problem.

“Quite a number of people were taken off the payroll [and] we’ve had remarks from some unions. We know that there’s some rot in there, we have to take an action and in the process of taking an action a few wrong eggs would be broken and we should apologise for that,” the Minister told the gathering.

He revealed that he had found out that some of the affected persons are staff of his own Ministry.

But Vice President of NAGRAT, Angel Kabonu, tells Adom News though the association has admitted the Minister’s apology the ministry must quickly pay salaries of members whose names were mistakenly deleted from the payroll.

“We want the minister to call an emergency stake holders meeting to address measures to pay the remaining 8000 teachers whose names were deleted from the pay roll.

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