February Salaries For Public Sector Workers Paid
The February 2023 salaries have finally hit the accounts of public sector workers, the Ghana Commercial Bank PLC has announced.
This comes a day after the Minority in Parliament accused the government of struggling to make the payment.
“As we speak today, government is unable to pay salaries. If you check the Twitter account of GCB Bank, it says it is unable to pay salaries. So if government is unable to pay salaries, how can it accept assurances that, the government every Ghanaian will acquire the Ghana card”, the Minority Leader, Cassiel Ato Forson is quoted by Citinews to have said.
His statement was, however, refuted by the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori Atta, on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
“The Minority Leader said, there have been some challenges with data challenges with salary processes and in his own way what we call terminological inexactitude, is interpreting that to mean, the Republic of Ghana not having money to pay salaries. That is wrong and disingenuous, and we should not allow that to be perpetuated”, Ofori Atta said according to Citinews.
On Wednesday, March 1, the GCB in a statement apologised for the delay and noted that accounts of workers on the Controller and Accountant General’s payroll have been credited.
“The GCB PLC wishes to inform it’s customers on the Controller and Accountant General’s payroll that the February 2023 salaries have been processed and credited to your accounts”
“You can access your funds through our 300 ATMs Digital channels and over 185 branches nationwide.”
It also said it is working closely with a team from the Controller and Accountant General’s Department to forestall such delays.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini