Public sector workers without Ghana cards would not be receiving their salaries starting December 1.
Workers on government payroll without National Identification Authority (NIA) numbers will not be paid salary from December 1, 2021 says Controller and Accountant-General, Kwasi Kwaning Bosompem.
According to Mr Bosompem, the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD), is collaborating with NIA to have harmonized database to facilitate biometric and unique identification of all workers on government payroll.
The move, CAGD explained was “part of Government of Ghana’s efforts to deliver speedy, secured and verified payroll service to government employees and pensioners while reducing the risk of undeserving payment or claims, the Controller and Accountant-General’s Mr Kwaning Bosompem is collaborating with NIA to have harmonized database to facilitate biometric and unique identification of all workers on government payroll.
“By this notice all existing and prospective Government workers are to ensure they are registered with the NIA and obtained their identity numbers,” according to a notice issued by CAGD October 12, 2021 and signed by the acting Controller and Accountant-General, Kwasi Kwaning Bosompem.
What is Ghana Card?
The Ghana Card is a national identity card issued to Ghanaian citizens, both resident, and non-resident, and legally and permanently resident foreign nationals.
It is proof of identity, citizenship, and residence of the holder. The current version is in ID1 format and biometric. There have been countless announcements by the government on the need for every Ghanaian to acquire the card.
In view of this, the government started with the registration and issuance of the card in 2018 and continued until early 2020.
According to the NIA, over 15 million Ghanaians have been registered for their Ghana Card, representing 84.3% of the population aged 15 and above.