Government issues new directive on ‘No Ghana Card, No Salary’ directive

Controller and Accountant-General's Department (CAGD)

Controller and Accountant-General's Department (CAGD)

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The Government of Ghana and the Leadership of Organised Labour have jointly issued a new collective agreement on the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department directive to public sector workers to register for Ghana Card/ECOWAS Card before 1st December, 2021 or forfeit their salary.

The Organised Labour has earlier expressed concerns on the Controller and Accountant-General’s directive for public sector workers on CAGD Payroll to register with the National Identification Authority (NAI) System latest by 1st December, 2021.

No Ghana Card, No salary – Controller to Public Sector Workers

Following the directive, Government represented by the Ministries of Employment & Labour Relations, Finance and the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD) on one hand and the Leadership of Organised Labour representing Public Sector Workers on CAGD Payroll on the other hand met at the CLOGSAG Auditorium on Tuesday, 19th October, 2021 and agreed as follows:

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1. That the CAGD should port the names of public sector workers in their existing databases onto the NIA platform and thereafter inform the various institutions of any unregistered staff that may exist.

2. That affected institutions should encourage staff to register with the NIA as quickly as possible if they have not already done so.

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3. In order to facilitate the process of registration of public sector employees, Government should set up designated points for registration of the Ghana Card.

According to the joint statement, the parties said, this communique supercedes any earlier communication on the matter.

Read below the communique issued. 



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