The Controller and Accountant General’s Department has directed all workers on the government payroll to register with the National Identification Authority for biometric identification and obtain identity numbers.
The directive is to ensure speedy, secured, and verified payroll services to government employees and pensioners and also reduce the risk of undeserving payment of claims.
In a statement issued on October 12, 2021, the Controller and Accountant General’s Department says it is in collaboration with the National Identification Authority to have a harmonized database to facilitate biometric and unique identification of all workers on the government payroll.
Controller and Accountant General’s Department, however, noted that workers on the government payroll who have not registered with the National Identification Authority, effective December 1, 2021, will not be paid.
According to a report released by the Auditor-General in August 2021, over Ghs 600,000.00 has been paid as unearned salaries to some 63 persons in various institutions under the Ministry of Education.
The institutions included the Ghana Library Authority, M/J JHS, and the non-formal education division.
The offices responsible for these actions were located in seven regions in the country namely Ashanti, Eastern, Oti, Ahafo, Bono, and Upper East.