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Controller and Accountant General's suspends 'draconian' No Ghana Card, No Salary Directive

The Controller and Accountant General's Department (CAGD) has rescinded to its decision to compel all government officials verified by the use of their Ghana Card before being given their salaries on December. 

This reverse action has been effective because the CAGD is going to use a new approach. Thus, it is going to provide the names of all the workers on its database for the National Identification Authority (NIA) and the CAGD reprensatives to sort out those with and those without the Ghana Card and alert those without the card to do the needful.

This new directive has been made possible after a joint meeting with representatives from the Controller met that of the Ministry of Finance, te Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations amongst others. In the end, this was the new directive they all agreed should be the way forward. 

What is not known is the time it is going to take in getting this exercise done and if it is bound to help erase the ghost names or some of the old names would still be migrated unto this new platform.

Earlier, the CAGD had announced that it wants to build a robust database for all government workers and weed out ghost names that has been on the government payroll for ages.

Lots of unions kicked against the directive saying the time given is too short, and the Controller is been too forceful with information and wants it to give them more time to get the card since the offices of the National Identification Authority have not been long after opening some of them across the length and breadth of the nation.

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