CAGD issues ultimatum to workers

Frontage of CAGD

Frontage of CAGD

With effect from August this year, all workers on the Controller and Accountant General mechanised payroll whose payments are not validated via the Electronic Salary Payment Voucher (ESPV) system will not be paid, the Controller and Accountant General, Eugene Ofosuhene has warned.

A statement in Accra at the weekend and copied to The Ghanaian Times, said staff on transfer who fail to ensure that their names were placed on the appropriate management units will also have their salaries withheld.

The Controller and Accountant General Department (CAGD), therefore, entreated heads of ministries, departments, labour unions and government workers to take note.

“It has become necessary, because of the continued disregard of Regulation 293 of the Financial Administration Regulation 2004, L.I.1802, by Heads of Ministries Departments and Agencies which enjoins them to ensure proper validation of their staff for payment of salaries,” it said.

The statement said appropriate letters had been sent to all heads of institutions in addition to their engagement with the Controller and Accountant General and the Labour Unions “at a meeting where the above matters were discussed before these decisions were mutually arrived at.”

The ESPV system was introduced by the Controller and Accountant General Department in 2014 to replace the manual system of managing, certifying and approving the government salary payment vouchers.

According to the Controller and Accountant General Department, the manual system was time consuming and logistically challenging and did not help to achieve the desired results of effectively validating those on the government payroll system before payment.

By Times Reporter

 

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