The Controller and Accountant General's Department (CAGD) has rescinded to its decision to compel all government officials verified by the use of their Ghana Card before being given their salaries on December.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.
Content created and supplied by: AduanaBa (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More