Government Workers without Ghana Card will not be paid

The decision by the Controller and Accountant-General is effective on December 1, 2021.

Government Workers without Ghana Card will not be paid
Controller and Accountant Department of Ghana

The Controller and Accountant General's Department (CAGD) of Ghana has caution government workers and pensioners to possess the National Identification Card. 

The Ghana Card, undertaken by the National Identification Authority is purposely created to manage the use of the database and make data in its custody available to persons or institutions authorized by law to access the data.

The CAGD see the mandates and functions of the card as beneficial to their cause hence their switch.

In a press statement signed by the AG, Controller and Accountant General, Kwasi Kwaning Bosompem, "As part of Ghana's effort to deliver speedy, secured and verified payroll services to government employees and pensioners while reducing the risk of undeserving payments or claims, the Controller and Accountant-General's Department is collaborating with the National Identification Authority to have a harmonised database to facilitate biometric and unique identification of all workers on the government payroll."

The statement cautioned that government workers who have not registered with the NIA "will not be paid."

This information takes effect on December 31st, 2021.

Below is the press release.