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We No Longer Have Ghost Names on Payroll- Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says the government’s payroll system is now clean as it has been rid of ghost names.

Speaking during a meeting with the Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs on June 10, 2024, the veep said this was achieved with the digital identification system introduced by former President Agyekum Kufuor but enhanced and implemented by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

“We have dealt with ghost names on the payroll. We decided to link workers by their Ghana cards and cleared out all non-existent persons.”

He said 44,000 workers on the National Service Scheme (NSS) and 29,000 ghost pensioners have been cleaned.

According to him, this has saved the country some GHC700 million.

He thus stated, “We’ve cleaned up the system of the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD). We no longer have ghost names.”

Chairing the meeting was Asante Mamponghene Daasebre Osei Bonsu II, and among the chiefs present were Domeabrahene Nana Kusi Oboadum I, Offinsohene Nana Dwamena Akenten II, Tepahene Nana Adusei Atwenewa Ampem I and Bompatamanhene Nana Effah Appenteng.

Queens in the Ashanti Region were also duly represented and included Mamponghemaa Nana Agyakoma Difie II and Eijisuhemaa Nana Yaa Asantewaa II.

The Vice President was accompanied by the Chief of Staff at the Presidency, Akosuah Fremah Osei Opare, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Suame, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, MP for Dome Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Sarfo, Minister for Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, the Chairman of the NPP, Stephen Ntim and the General Secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong.

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