Finance Ministry’s excuse for paying ¢1.1m salaries to 3 non-staff untenable – CLOGSAG
The Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG), has rejected the Finance Ministry’s excuse for paying GH¢1.1 million as salaries to non-staff of the Ministry.
The Association sees no reason for the initial payment at all.
In a press release issued on Friday, September 9, and signed by its Executive Secretary, Isaac Bampoe Addo, Association said the decision is untenable.
CLOGSAG finds the Minister’s excuse untenable since seconded staff from the GRA are already on the GRA payroll, thus there was no need to make an effort to pay them again outside the nominal roll of Ministry of Finance.”
The group in the statement also queried if the secondment was done with due process of law.
“Was their secondment approved by the Office of the Head of Civil, as required by the Civil Service Act?”they asked.
The Auditor-General in its 2021 report on the Public Accounts of Ghana – Ministries, Departments, and other Agencies stated that some persons who are not staff of the Finance Ministry were paid salaries.
The three individuals; Allotey James, Nana Yaw Asiedu, and Adam Habibu received a combined GH¢1,112,896.00 as salaries between January 2020 and December 2021.