The Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) has announced that public sector workers without Ghana Card numbers will have their salaries frozen beginning March 5, 2024.
Kwasi Kwaning Bosompem, Controller and Accountant General, announced this today at an event in Accra to announce the connection of NIA data to the CAGD payroll.
The move he explained will ensure the elimination of ghost names from the government’s payroll.
“With the effect of March 24, this year, all employees without Ghana Card face the risk of being not paid on the government payroll,” Mr Kwaning-Bosompen said.
He has therefore advised staff and members to register for their Ghana Cards at any of the NIA offices nationwide.
He stressed that the move “is just there to enhance all these controls and make it possible for us to have a credible database.”
He said the “linkage between the national payroll and NIA database has not come to replace existing payroll controls and protocols.”