Salary arrears for GES, GHS staff will be paid in January - Controller

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Acting Controller and Accountant General, Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem
Acting Controller and Accountant General, Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem

The Controller and Accountant General's Department has disclosed the reason for the non-payment of four per cent salary arrears for some Ghana Education Service and Ghana Health Service staff.

A statement signed by the Acting Controller and Accountant General, Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem said the arrears which represent the last two (2) months arrears of the 4% salary increment for 2021 was expected to be paid as part of salaries for December 2021.

However, only 40% of Ghana Education Service Staff and 20% of Ghana Health Service Staff were paid the afore-mentioned arrears.

The statement said: "This was due to system performance hitch that was going to unduly delay the payment of December salaries for the entire Public Servants beyond the scheduled pay date."

The statement further assured that all the affected workers that their last 2 months arrears resulting from the 4% salary increase will be added to their January salary in 2022.

"In consultation with relevant stakeholders, a decision was taken to truncate the processing of arrears for the 2 Institutions. This was to enable the Controller and Accountant–General pay the affected staff their basic salaries and allowances on the scheduled date. This decision was taken to avert the possibility of delaying the payment of the entire December salaries and its impact on the festive season," the statement said.

Read the entire statement below;

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NON-PAYMENT OF 4% SALARY ARREARS FOR SOME GES AND GHS STAFF

The last two (2) months arrears of the 4% salary increment for 2021 was expected to be paid as part of salaries for December 2021.

While this has been processed for all Public Servants on the Controller and Accountant–General’s payroll, only 40% of Ghana Education Service Staff and 20% of Ghana Health Service Staff were paid the afore-mentioned arrears.

This was due to system performance hitch that was going to unduly delay the payment of December salaries for the entire Public Servants beyond the scheduled pay date.

In consultation with relevant stakeholders, a decision was taken to truncate the processing of arrears for the 2 Institutions. This was to enable the Controller and Accountant–General pay the affected staff their basic salaries and allowances on the scheduled date. This decision was taken to avert the possibility of delaying the payment of the entire December salaries and its impact on the festive season.

The Controller and Accountant-General wishes to assure all the affected workers that their last 2 months arrears resulting from the 4% salary increase will be added to their January salary in 2022.

Any inconvenience caused by this action is very much regretted.

 

Thank you.

SGN.

KWASI KWANING-BOSOMPEH

CONTROLLER AND ACCOUNTANT-GENERAL