Gov’t assures to remove all ghost names from payroll by end of 2022

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Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has said the government will conclude on-going measures to eliminate “ghost” workers from the Government payroll by end December 2022.

He said this while announcing measures to deal with the challenges facing the country on Thursday March 24.

“Government will conclude on-going measures to eliminate “ghost” workers from the Government payroll by end
December 2022;

“prioritize ongoing public projects over new projects. This is to enhance the efficient use of limited public funds over the period by finishing ongoing or stalled but approved projects; reduce expenditure on all meetings and conferences by 50%, effective immediately.”

He further revealed that with immediate effect, the Government has imposed a complete moratorium on the purchase of imported vehicles for the rest of the year.

He said this will affect all new orders, especially 4-wheel drives.

“With immediate effect, Government has imposed a complete moratorium on the purchase of imported vehicles for the rest of the year. This will affect all new orders, especially 4-wheel drives. We will ensure that the overall effect is to reduce total vehicle purchases by the public sector by at least 50 percent for the period,” he said at a press conference on Thursday March 24 while announcing measures introduced to deal with the economic challenges.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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