The Controller and Accountant General’s Department has announced that from December 1, 2021, all government workers who do not bear the national ID card (Ghana Card) will be taken off the national payroll.
Consequently, such workers will not be paid their monthly salaries.
According to a public notice dated 12th October 2021, and signed by Acting Controller and Accountant-General, Kwasi Bosompem, the policy forms part of ongoing measures to harmonize the Department’s systems.
The Akufo-Addo government appears poised on ensuring that the Ghana Card is patronized by all Ghanaians. It was the card that was used to register voters for the 2020 elections.
Also, the Communications Ministry has prescribed the Ghana Card as the sole form of identification verification in the country for the ongoing re-registration of SIM cards.
“By this notice, all existing and prospective Government workers are to ensure they are registered with the NIA and have obtained their Identity numbers,” portions of the statement from the CAGD read.
The notice said the move will also help weed ghost names off the payroll.