Deputy Minister of Finance, Abena Osei Asare, has said 3,000 government workers are yet to complete their registration unto the SSNIT biometric database, which will affect payment of their salaries this month.
According to the minister, these 3,000 workers are yet to do the biometric registration.
“We all want to help the system, so if there is anything we have to do to clean the system, so that at the end of the day we have a solid payrolls, we all have to do it. We all have to help each other to make this thing possible.”
She continued to say that although the number of unregistered workers was at 33,000, over 22,000 have been registered unto the biometric system which meant they have been reinstated onto the payroll and were now receiving salaries.
On whether the process was still ongoing to have those unregistered back onto the system, she explained that once they provide all their biometric details to SSNIT, automatically they would be reinstated unto the Controller and Accountant General’s payroll system.
The payroll cleaning exercise forms part of efforts to block revenue leakages and make the most out of government’s revenue after it announced in the 2017 budget its commitment to clean the payroll.
The finance ministry has indicated that government’s target for the reduction in wage spending is 35 per cent of revenue by 2017.
…with Kofi Owusu Tawiah