News gathered by Enewsghana.com indicates that the government has given financial clearance for t the interior, education, and national security ministries to recruit personnel.
In total, 11,840 personnel will be recruited into the Ghana Education Service, Ghana Police Service, Ghana National Fire Service, the Ghana Immigration Service, and the Ghana Prisons Service to augment the staffing strength.
In a letter dated June 21, 2021, the Finance Minister indicated the effective date for the recruitment starts from August 1, 2021, and that the clearance would expire on December 31, 2021.
Per the clearance, the Ghana Police Service would recruit 5,000 while the Immigration, Prisons, and Fire services each would engage 2,000 personnel to augment their workforces.
For the Ministry of National Security, they are to recruit 100 people to add to the staff strength of the National Signals Bureau (NSB) and 140 to the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).
The education ministry on the other hand will have the opportunity to recruit 600 information and communications technology (ICT) coordinators for the service.
The Finance Ministry in the letter said the emoluments of the personnel will be charged against the Compensation of Employees vote of the respective employing ministries and agencies.
“By a copy of this letter, the Controller and Accountant-General is requested to effect the payment of their salaries and make appropriate deductions of Social Security and Income Tax to the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and the Domestic Tax Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) respectively,” Ofori-Atta stated.
Meanwhile, the National Identification Authority, (NIA) has cleared the air about news circulating that the Ghana Card will be used as an alternative to the passport.
This clarification comes following some suggestions that Ghana could switch from a passport to the Ghana Card as a means of travelling.
In a report filed by CitiNews, the Head of Corporate Affairs for the NIA, Abudu Abdul Ganiyu said despite the fact that there is a bit of passport information on the card, that does not mean it will replace it.