Some public sector employees have had their September 2022 paychecks withheld by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD).
The CAGD said in a statement that this decision was made because the payroll system did not match the identities of the impacted government employees’ banks.
It also affects employees whose bank account details are incorrect.
The CAGD released a statement on October 3 explaining the decision to postpone salary payments until “quality assurance and other validation procedures” continue.
Employees whose bank names do not match those on file were told to bring official documentation verifying their presence at the post and visit the payroll coordination section of CAGD in Block A, Room 32.
An appointment letter, current posting letter, National ID card, last three months’ worth of pay stubs, and a voided check booklet are all necessary items.
If an employee’s bank account number is incorrect, they must notify their payroll processing systems (PPSs).
Some of the affected persons are public sector workers per some media reportage include:
Ministry of Education (MoE)
Ghana Education Service (GES)
Ministry of Health (MoH)
Ghana Fire Service (GFS)
Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Roads and Highways
Office of Government Machinery
Local Government Service
Ministry of Food and Agriculture
National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE)
Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing
Ministry of Communications
Ministry of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs
Ministry of Transport
Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
Ministry of Energy and Petroleum among others.