Gov’t cleans 7,000 Ghost Names from Payroll

The Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD) has deleted 7,000 ‘ghost’ names from the government’s payroll this year.

The acting Controller and Accountant General, Mr Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem, said the names were removed after a team of auditors and accountants from the CAGD and the Auditor-General’s Department had toured the country to enumerate workers on government payroll.

At the launch of the monthly training for staff of the department in Accra yesterday, he said those who did not avail themselves to validate their names and details on the payroll during the exercise were taken out.

“Today, it will be very difficult to bring ghost names onto the payroll; besides, the department does not capture names onto the payroll as this is done at the ministries, departments and agencies’ level through the Public Services Commission before we get new entrants onto our system,” he said.

Dubbed the “Treasury Hour”, the event was meant to build the professional competence of the staff from across the country on the treasury functions to improve the delivery of financial management services to stakeholders.

Officials of the Bank of Ghana made a presentation on “The banking crisis: The role of the accountant”, outlining the causes and solutions to the crisis that plagued the sector recently.


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