Government workers without Ghana Cards will not be paid effective 1st Dec. 2021, the Controller and Accountant General Department has said.
According to the Department, it is harmonizing its systems to ensure a speedy and secured administration of the payroll which requires the use of the Ghana Card.
“Effective December 1, workers on the government of Ghana Payroll who have not registered with the NIA will not be paid,” a statement from the Controller and Accountant General’s Department warned.
This, according to CAGD forms “part of Government of Ghana’s efforts to deliver a speedy, secured and verified payroll service to government employees and pensioners while reducing the risk of undeserving payment or claims”.
Currently, the Ghana Card is required for the registration of SIM cards by mobile phone users.
According to the National Identification Authority, (NIA) over 15 million Ghanaians have so far been registered for their Ghana Card, representing 84.3% of the population aged 15 and above.