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Cemetery should be your home if you are a ghost worker – FWSC Boss

The Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) Ing. Ben Arthur has said the commission is going to liaise with other state institutions to ensure that the government payroll is swept through to remove all underserving persons from it.

He stated that if ghost workers are successfully obliterated from the payroll, deserving persons will enjoy what is due them.

Ing Ben Arthur said this when he was speaking in an interview with TV3’s Daniel Opoku on the 30 percent salary increment for public sector workers which announced by Employment nd Labour Minister Ignatius Baffuor-Awuah on Thursday January 12.

He justified why it is necessary to do payroll morning on a larger scale.

He said “Why do you want to do payroll monitoring? Yes, we have had agreement to determine some allowances here and there but what is its application out there? It is something we do but this one, we want to do it on a larger scale.

“There are some people who are deserving of some allowances but maybe, through administrative procedures and errors, it has not been extended to them. We want to be sure that that is given to them. There are equally others who do not deserve some allowances and may not have to even be on the payroll.

“So we want to collaborate with the respective state institutions to ensure that if you are a ghost worker then, you will have to belong to the cemetery of a payroll, not on the payroll itself. We will to confine you to where dead people are kept.

“People have abandoned posts, they have left, there are people who might have retired who could be on certain payrolls, when we talk about payroll, it is not just the one at controller but some IGF-related employees as well.

“We want to collaborate with the necessary institutions and stakeholders to be able to do that. If we are able to clean the payroll very well, I can tell you we will be able to free space for those who are deserving of it to enjoy and enjoy well.”

He further revealed that the Commission will also partner the Public Service Commission to ensure that allowances and salaries are linked to productivity.

Ing Ben Artur said “Apart from that we want to be able to link pay to productivity but that is a long journey from now. Already, we have an existing structure with Public Services Commission to be able to measure performance.

“So this time, collaborating with public services commission , they are about to send notice to all public sector institutions under them  to be able to set target for the organizations and employees management.

“So that by the end of the year we should be able to measure each individua performance and be able to measure the score so that your movement on your pay structure will be informed by your performance.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana


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