IAA, CAGD save nation GH¢4.5 million [Headline News]

The system, which was implemented by the IAA, in collaboration with the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD), helped to retrieve the money between June 2022 and March 2023, following the identification of ghost names on the payrolls of some public institutions.

This was contained in an address read on behalf of the Director-General of the IAA, Dr Eric Oduro Osae, by the Head of the Project Coordinating and Monitoring Unit (PCMU) of the IAA, Alhassan Fuseini, at the maiden Accountability Town Hall Forum in Accra yesterday. In 2013, the CAGD rolled out the piloting of the validation of salaries through the ESPV by heads of management units as a requirement for the payment of salaries.That was under Regulation 304 of the Financial Administration Regulation, 2004 (LI 1803), which was amended in 2019, to ensure that all government agencies validate the payroll at the end of each month before payments are made, as Regulation 90 of LI 2378 directs. Last year, the intervention was implemented nationally to help deal with the age-long challenge of ghost names on payrolls, as it is intended to sanitise government payroll by reducing ghost workers on it...

Source: https://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/ghana-news-iaa-cagd-save-nation-gh-4-5-million.html

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