Controller and Accountant General’s Dep’t urged to decentralise payroll system

The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister has appealed to the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) to decentralise aspects of the payroll to make it easy for workers to have their salary problems resolved.

Mr Cezar Kale said a time has come for the CAGD to hasten the process whereby payrolls could at least be printed at the regional level.

Mr Kale who was speaking at a two-day educational forum on the mechanised payroll for public servants organised by the CAGD in Wa noted that these measures would go a long way in helping to address some of the challenges that workers encountered with their pay.

The Deputy Regional Minister said Government had often borne the brunt of misunderstandings over payroll issues.

He stated that the high spate of industrial action by workers could be seriously reduced if the CAGD open up more discussions on issues relating to payroll with stakeholders.

Mr Raphael K. Tuffuor, Controller of CAGD in a speech read on his behalf said the forum had become necessary because of the numerous complaints the Department received from employees concerning their salaries.

The platform was meant to remind Heads of Department of their responsibility of ensuring that the mechanised payroll reports are checked thoroughly to eliminate all irregularities.

It would also afford public servants the opportunity to ask questions relating to their salaries and have them addressed by the resource persons.

Mr Tuffuor observed that with the support of leaders of organised labour and other public servants, the Department was able to migrate 53 organisations, representing more than 90 per cent of institutions unto the SSSS on the mechanised payroll.

In its bid to sustain the educational campaign and also decentralise the payroll, the Department had set up payroll clinics in the 170 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.

Source: GNA

  1. kwasi Agyemang says

    Controller and Accountant General’s department is killing a lot of Ghanians,the department has lost focus on the road map to pay salary arrears and are up to doing their own nasty works.when it is announced to receive 3months arrears you are only paid something scanty. if Health workers commit such mistakes many lives would be gone.Open your eyes on health workers salary next time to avoid attacks.

  2. afia konadu says

    contriller and accountant general,can you explain why back pay of healthworker takes so long a time to come.explaine the issue of back dating and how is being paid.human resource at various hospital needs toback up.

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