No Ghana Card, No Pay for Government Workers, Effective from December 1st 2021

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On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) served a public notice stating that from December 1st 2021, it would stop paying salaries to government workers who have not yet registered with the National Identification Authority (NIA).

‘As part of Government of Ghana’s efforts to deliver speedy, 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 motive of this initiative, according to the Controller and Accountant General’s Department, is to acquire an effective database to facilitate biometric and unique identification of all workers on the government payroll.

The Controller and Accountant General’s Department entreats all government workers to register with the NIA and obtain their identity numbers. All government workers who fail to register with the NIA and obtain their unique identity numbers will not be paid their salaries.

By: Moud Sinaman