MMDCEs urged to help weed out payroll ghost names

cediThe Upper East Regional Minister, Alhaji Limuna Mohammed-Muniru, has appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives to assist Government weed out “ghost names” from the pay rolls.

Speaking during a budget Composite hearing attended by officials from Bawku West, Binduri and Nabdam Districts, he said when this was done it would help control the wage bill and save funds for development.

He said government viewed the composite budgeting as a significant component in the financial assessment of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies because it gave comprehensive information about resources needed.

He said the government was implementing a number of public financial management reforms including accounting, reporting, auditing and asset management systems of assemblies to improve service delivery.

Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru told the assemblies that the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development was working to develop a framework for Internally Generated Fund (IGF) to guide them mobilize and manage local resources.

Mr Gregory Addah, an official from the Local Government Service Secretariat stressed the need for MMDAs to ensure that uncompleted projects were catered for before taking on new ones under the composite budget.

Source: GNA

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