Government workers without Ghana Cards will not be paid from December 1, 2021.
The Controller and Accountant General’s Department says it forms part of ongoing measures to harmonising its systems.
The Communications Ministry has already indicated that the laws specify the Ghana Card as the sole form of identification verification in the country.
The Department believes that in ensuring the synchronization of its financial remuneration process, the card will ensure a speedy administration of the payroll and this will require the use of the Ghana Card.
Government workers without Ghana Card won’t be paid from Dec. 1
“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 read.
According to the public notice dated October 12, the Acting Controller and Accountant-General, Kwasi Bosompem explained that the move will also reduce the risk of undeserving payments or claims.
Meanwhile, the government is currently embarking on a SIM card re-registration exercise using the Ghana Card as the only identification requirement.