Chief Executive Officer of the Public Sector Reforms, Thomas Kusi Boafo, has indicated that the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) from September 1, 2019 will remove police officers and military personnel who fail to register for the Ghana Card from government’s payroll.
According to Mr. Boafo, personnel who fail to register for the Ghana card on the given date will be considered as ghost names by the CAGD.
In a stringent effort to streamline Ghana’s economy, the National Identification Authority (NIA) announced the nationwide issuance of a national ID card or the Ghana Card which began on Monday, May 28, 2018.
The Ghana Card will replace the sectoral identity cards in circulation and become the only card to be used in transactions where identification is required, as provided by law.
Mr. Boafo stressed that all prospective police and military personnel without the Ghana Card, will not be accepted into the Ghana Armed Forces and the Ghana Police service.
He has, therefore, urged all Ghanaians to obtain the Ghana Card from the National Identification Authority (NIA).
He said; “The Ghana Card is going to be a prerequisite for people who want to be employed in the public sector or want to do government projects,” he said on Accra FM.
He added: “Beginning 1 September 2019, all Ghanaians who want to be recruited into the police and the military but are without the Ghana Card will not be employed.
“Those already in the police and the military who fail to get the Ghana Card will be taken off the payroll because they will be considered as suspected ghosts on the government payroll.”