The Government Statistician, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, has asserted that Ghanaian public sector workers are being paid above the work they do.
According to him, public sector workers are paid double for their output.
For this reason, he has proposed the for the creation of a Public Productivity Committee of Parliament to work like the Public Accounts Committee and ensure that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and the public sector, in general, deliver output commensurate with their earnings.
Delivering his inaugural lecture at the University of Cape Coast last Thursday, Prof. Annim indicates that while earnings averaged about GH¢3,420 for the public sector worker, output in the sector averaged about GH¢1,420, less than half the earnings.
“What people earn should be equal to their output and be equal to what they spend,” he said, adding that basically there was something wrong and that such a gap should be closed in the country’s quest for real development.”