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The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has directed that names of 26,589 public sector workers be removed from the payroll commencing April 2017, since those affected have not been registered on the new SSNIT biometric system, despite several directives to do so.
The Minister, in his presentation of the 2017 budget, announced Government’s commitment to clean the payroll. To that effect, the Minister requested that the Controller and Accountant General on the 10th of February 2017, inform all public servants on the Government of Ghana mechanized payroll system who had not registered on the new SSNIT biometric system to do so by the end of February 2017.
The Deputy Minister designate for the Ministry of Finance, Hon. Abena Osei Asare (MP) has reiterated governments commitment to fight corruption. She noted that opaque company structures are being used to launder significant sums of money, that could be used to improve the lives of people which such ill-gotten gains were meant to serve. She made the remarks on behalf of the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta, at a “Stakeholder workshop to establish a framework for the implementation of Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Provisions in the amended Companies Act” in Accra.
Accra, Thursday March 30, 2017 - Dr. Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku has announced his resignation as the Governor of Bank of Ghana for personal reasons with effect from April 1, 2017. Dr. Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku joined the Bank of Ghana as 2nd Deputy Governor in July 2013 and became Governor on April 1, 2016. The Government of Ghana takes this opportunity to thank him for his service to the country.
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