The Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD) has explained why payment of 4% salary increament arrears for some staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has been truncated.
According to the acting Controller and Accountant-General Kwasi Kwaning Bosompem, they have truncated payment of 4% salary increment to some Public Sector Workers in order to avoid delay of December, 2021 salary payment.
In a statement, the acting Controller and Accountant-General said, the last two (2) months arrears of the 4% salary increment for 2021 was expected to be paid as part of salaries for December 2021.
While this has been processed for all Public Servants on the Controller and Accountant-General’s payroll, only 40% of Ghana Education Service Staff and 20% of Ghana Health Service Staff were paid the afore-mentioned arrears.
This was due to system performance hitch that was going to unduly delay the payment of December salaries for the entire Public Servants beyond the scheduled pay date.
CAGD added that, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, a decision was taken to truncate the processing of arrears for the 2 Institutions.
This, according to them was to enable the Controller and Accountant-General pay the affected staff their basic salaries and allowances on the scheduled date.
They further explained, this decision was taken to avert the possibility of delaying the payment of the entire December salaries and its impact on the festive season.
The Controller and Accountant-General wishes to assure all the affected workers that their last 2 months arrears resulting from the 4% salary increase will be added to their January salary in 2022. “Any inconvenience caused by this action is very much regretted.”