The Controller and Accountant-Common has turned down promises that the federal government is doing the job to privatize the general public sector payroll procedure.
Talking to JoyBusiness, Kwasi Kwaning Bosompem explained: “well, I read through about it…no it’s not going on and it is not on the desk.”
Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta earlier indicated that authorities would be embarking on a enormous payroll thoroughly clean-up programme to get rid of all ‘ghost names’ in the technique and appropriate irregularities on the payroll.
This according to Mr Ofori-Atta is predicted to aid the authorities help you save some cash and block loopholes in the revenue mobilization exercise.
“Government is at present analyzing selections to outsource the payroll processing for its workers. Mr Speaker, outsourcing government payroll is aimed at addressing the community sector wage monthly bill and its crowding-out result on expenditure,” Mr Ofori-Atta stated in the 2019 spending plan statement to parliament.
The government’s proposal to privatise its payroll so that it can regulate the program more efficiently to deal with the dilemma of ‘ghost names’ had been resisted strongly by the stakeholders specially the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
TUC kicked against the program
The Trades Union Congress, (TUC) earlier kicked in opposition to moves by the federal government to use the expert services of a non-public organization to thoroughly clean up the general public payroll process in Ghana.
Director of Exploration at the TUC, Dr Kwaben Nyarko Otoo claimed, “There are issues with the general public administration of the payroll process but we don’t imagine the very best thought will be for a non-public organization to consider more than its administration.”
He mentioned, there can be an institution of an intermediary unit from the Controller and Accountant Generals Department or Ministry of Finance to manage the cleansing of the method whiles the Controller Typical will take care of the payment technique rather than a non-public business.
“The obstacle with the payroll program is partly mainly because the Controller and Accountant Normal has little or no competence in payroll administration but there are personal institutions that are also failing so wherever lies the idea that a personal agency can far better regulate the payroll?” he questioned.
The wage bill has been 1 of the government’s greatest troubles when it will come to prudently handle the expenditure.