- Government is hinting of kicking public sector workers who are not on the SSNIT biometric databaase off the pay roll
- Deputy finance minister claims only 22,000 workers have so far registered
The finance ministry has hinted of the possible non-payment of salaries to over 3000 public sector workers who failed to register unto the SSNIT biometric database.
This registration, which ended in February 2017 is documented to have seen over 3000 government workers fail to partake of the exercise - a development a deputy finance minister- Abena Osei Asare - warns could disrupt the payment of their salaries.
Government has been calling on public workers across the country to partake of the registration exercise as part of plans to clean the payroll system of ghost names but as of August this year, only 22,000 government workers have registered.
“Currently, as we speak, we have been able to get a little over 22,000 unto the biometric system. So, they have been reinstated onto the payroll and they are now receiving their salaries,” the deputy minister revealed.
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