The salaries of 3,794 government workers have been suspended by the Controller and Accountant General's Department (CAGD) due to the absence of social security numbers on their respective payrolls. (What this means is that all government workers who have not produces their social security information would not be receiving their salaries from the end of October).
Controller and Accountant-General, Grace Adzore in her statement has thus charged all affected employees to, as a matter of urgency, provide all information to fast track the application for their numbers to be captured on the payroll system.
A breakdown of all affected government workers shows that 3,794 affected employees, involving 2,647 from the Ghana Education Service and 1,147 others, have so far not provided their information.
The update of social security information of employees on the payroll system was part of the Public Financial Management Reform programme, which aimed at cleaning the mechanised payroll database.