CAGD no Ghana Card no salary has been the news making waves in the country after the institution mandated to hold, disburse and protect public funds took a decision in that regard.
The Controller and Accountant General Department (CAGD) has now aborted the decision to withhold salaries of workers who fail to obtain a Ghana card.
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The decision to suspend the directive was taken after a meeting held by officials of the Ministries of Employment and Labour Relations, Finance, and the CAGD on Tuesday, October 19
A communiqué issued after the meeting asked the CAGD to “port the names of public sector workers in their existing databases onto the NIA platform and thereafter inform the various institutions of any unregistered staff that may exist.”
CAGD No Ghana Card No Salary Background
The CAGD had in an earlier statement on Wednesday, October 13 indicated that from 1st December 2021, all government workers without the Ghana Card were not going to be paid salaries.
Portions of the statement said, “By this notice, all existing and prospective Government workers arc to ensure they are registered with the NIA and have obtained their Identity numbers.”
“As part of Government of Ghana’s efforts to deliver speedily, secured and verified payroll services to government employees and pensioners while reducing the risk of undeserving payments or claims, the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD) is collaborating with the National Identification Authority (NIA) to have a harmonized database to facilitate biometric and unique identification of all workers on the government payroll,” the statement added.
Read the communique below: