President Nana Akufo-Addo displaying his Ghana card
Effective 1 December 2021, public sector workers without a Ghana card will not be paid, a statement from the Controller and Accountant General’s Department has said.
Such workers have been given up the enforcement date to acquire the Ghana card if they do not have one already.
“Effective December 1, workers on the government of Ghana Payroll who have not registered with the NIA will not be paid,” the statement said.
The CAGD said it is working with the National Identification Authority to harmonise the database of public sector workers so as to “facilitate biometric and unique identification of all workers on the government payroll.”
The directive, the CAGD noted, is part of the government’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.