Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu Constituency Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has urged government to employ a permanent scientific ghostbusters solution to address ghost names sagas.
In a post sighted by Coverghana.com.gh the Lawmaker said “Ghana needs a permanent scientific ghostbusters solution so we can replace the thousands of ghosts with real desperate but exceptionally talented unemployed youth instead of merely announcing a total freeze in public sector jobs.”
According to him, “As government announces a total freeze in public sector jobs, it is most depressing to note that the perennial canker of unapproved/ghost workers still dominates govt payroll. The 2023 Budget reveals that a massive 6,157 ghost workers were expunged in the first half of this year alone.”
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The Member of Parliament also touched on item 466 from “The Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government of Ghana for the 2023 Financial Year” presented by Ken Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister.
The extract reads: “During the first half of the year, government expunged 6,157 unapproved names from the payroll amount to savings of GH¢14.62 million. In 2023, the National Payroll Database will be linked to the National Identification Authority (NIA) System to prevent the recurrence of unapproved workers.”
The extract above was under the theme “Restoring and Sustaining Macroeconomics Stability and Resilience through Inclusive Growth & Value Addition”
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