The government of Ghana (Gog and CAGD) will not pay any employee who has not officially register the for the Ghana card. And this implementation will start from next year January 2024.
This official letter
RE-RE: REQUEST FOR CONSENT AND AGREEMENT ON TIMELINES SET TO REGISTER GOVERNMENT OF GHANA EMPLOYEES ON THE PAYROLL WHO HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED FOR THE GHANA CARD
We refer to letter No: NIA-R/CAG/V1/424 dated 31st October, 2023 from National Identification Authority (NIA) on the above subject.
Subsequent to our meeting held in CAGD Block D conference room on 11th October, 2023 where we discussed timelines for a special registration exercise for GoG workers without Ghana Card (NIA) numbers where it was agreed that,
CAGD communicates with NIA proposing these agreed timelines between CAGD on one hand, and the Institutions and Unions on the other hand, for a special registration for GoG workers without NIA numbers and seeking their agreement on the timelines set for the registration exercise.
CAGD immediately acted on this agreement and therefore wrote to NIA on 11th October, 2023 requesting for consent and agreement on the proposed timelines for the registration exercise and their readiness to conduct the registration exercise within the proposed period.
National Identification Authority responded to our request stating that they had earlier communicated to CAGD and the general public in advance, via a press release and series of media interviews and postings indicating their inability to have the special registration exercise.
They however stated that they had since the 4 of September opened offices nationwide for the registration of qualified Ghanaians aged 15 years and above, including the targeted public sector employees on GoG payroll (letter attached).
Based on the above, we therefore request that you advise your staff and members to take advantage of the ongoing general registration at all the 292 NIA offices to register for their NIA cards (Ghana Card) since priority attention will be given to GoG employees at these centres.
We would also like to bring to your attention that with effect from February 2024, payment of salaries would not be made to government employees on the centralized GoG payroll who do not have NIA numbers. All those yet to register are therefore advised to take advantage of the December – January period to get registered for their NIA numbers.