As part of government’s digitization agenda, the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD) has directed all government workers who are without the Ghanacard to register with the National Identification Authority (NIA) for their copies.
According to CAGD, government workers who do not have a Ghanacard will not receive their monthly salaries effective December 1, 2021.
In a public notice released by the CAGD, the department noted that, “effective December 1, workers on the government of Ghana Payroll who have not registered with the NIA will not be paid.”
The Department explained that it is collaborating with NIA to have a harmonized database “to facilitate biometric and unique identification of all workers on the government payroll.”
It further explained that this directive was “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.”
“By this notice, all existing and prospective Government workers are to ensure they are registered with the NIA and obtain their identity numbers,” the statement added.
This means that government workers are being given about a month-and-a-half to register for the Ghana Card or be denied their salaries.
Read the full statement below: