Ghana's Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) has rescinded its decision not to pay public sector workers if they do not have a Ghana card.
Government workers risked forfeiting their December 2021 salaries per an initial directive from the CAGD.
The move was said to be part of the 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 payments or claims.
But the government through consultations with the Ministries of Employment and Labour Relations, Finance, and the Account General have backtracked over concerns raised by labour unions.
Atiewin Mbillah-Lawson reports.