Starting December 1, 2021, public sector workers without Ghana card would not be receiving their salaries.
In a release sighted by Enewsghana.com, government workers have been given about a month-and-a-half ultimatum to register for the Ghana Card or be denied their salaries.
“Effective December 1, workers on the government of Ghana Payroll who have not registered with the NIA will not be paid,” Controller and Accountant General’s Department.
The Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) said it is collaborating with the National Identification Authority (NIA) to have a database to facilitate biometric and unique identification of all workers on the government payroll.
The CAGD said the directive is part of the government’s efforts to deliver a speedy, secured and verified payroll service to its employees and pensioners.
This, according to the department, will reduce the risk of undeserving payment or claims to certain people.
The Ghana Card is slowly becoming a must-have under the Akufo-Addo administration, which has championed a digitisation agenda. It is currently required for the registration of SIM cards by mobile phone users.