Gov't workers without NIA cards would not be paid from December 1st - Controller warns
Government employees without Ghana Cards will not be paid starting December 1, 2021, according to a statement from the Controller and Accountant General Department.
The Department claims to be integrating its systems in order to achieve a quick and secure payroll administration, which necessitates the usage of the Ghana Card.
The Controller and Accountant-Department General's (CAGD) is partnering with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIA) to create a harmonized database to permit biometric and unique identification of all government employees, according to a statement signed by Mr Bosompem.
"Workers on the government of Ghana payroll who have not registered with the NIA will not be paid beginning December 1," the Controller and Accountant General's Department stated in a statement.
According to CAGD, this is "part of the Government of Ghana's attempts to provide a fast, secure, and validated payroll service to government employees and pensioners while lowering the risk of payment or claims that are not due."
The Ghana Card is currently required for mobile phone users to register SIM cards.
According to the National Identification Authority (NIA), nearly 15 million Ghanaians have signed up for their Ghana Card, accounting for 84.3 percent of the population over the age of 15 and above.