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‘No Ghana Card, No salary’ directive by controller put on hold

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The new directive by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) ordering all public sector workers to obtain a Ghana card or forfeit their salaries have been suspended.

The decision according to Graphiconline arrived after the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, Ministry of Finance and CAGD and the leadership of organised labour representing public sector workers held a meeting on CAGD payroll.

However, the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) has been tasked to port the names of public sector workers in their existing database onto the National Identification Authority (NIA) platform and thereafter inform the various institutions of any unregistered staff that may exist.

There have been agitations by a section of government workers and unions since the Department issued the directive on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, with some asking the Controller and Accountant-General to reconsider the directive and withdraw it completely or have the deadline extended.

But the Head of Public Relations at CADG insisted that the directive won’t change as it was the best way to address challenges in the government’s payroll system.

He explained that Section 8(4) of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), mandated the CAGD to, among other functions, receive, disburse and provide secured custody for public funds.

However, the department has withdrawn this directive on Tuesday 19 October 2021.

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2608 persons die through road accidents between Jan. to Nov. 2021

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A total of 2608 people have been killed through road traffic accidents between January to November 2021, the latest data released by the National Road Safety Authority(NRSA) has revealed.

The number is an increment over last year’s (2020) data as 2500 deaths were recorded.

The data also reveals that 14138 persons are battling various degrees of injuries.

Motorbikes have been established to kill more people as within 11 months, 1140 people were killed and 4293 injured.

Furthermore, 726 pedestrians were knocked down and died in the process.

The data shows that the Ashanti Region continues to lead road traffic fatalities so far as 534 people have been killed in the region with 3438 persons injured.

The North East and Oti Regions are however do relatively better with13 and 20 road accidents related death recorded respectively over the past eleven months.

Source: kasapafmonline.com

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WAEC releases 2021 WASSCE results, over 140,000 candidates score F9 in Maths, English [Statement]

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2021 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

This follows the completion of all post-examination processes.

A total of 446,352 candidates, made up of 221,439 (49.6 %) males and 224,913
(50.4 %) females from 965 schools entered for the examination.

The figure is 18.8% higher than the 2020 figure of 375,763.

A total of 3,545 (0.79 %) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.

WAEC has explained the entire results of 3,667 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.

The scripts of candidates from 194 schools in certain subjects have also been withheld
and are being scrutinised.

Candidates have therefore been advised to contact their Heads of school for their results.

The Council has also hosted the results online and candidates who so desire,
may access their results at the Council’s website or dial the shortcode *944#.



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VIP bus heading to Upper West involved in an accident, 10 reported dead

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A VIP bus returning from Kumasi to a Section of the Upper West Region has been involved in an accident with over 10 people losing their lives

As reported from Jirapa, Confirmed Information reaching Core News Ghana has it that a VIP bus with Registration Number 5693-15 traveling into the Upper West Region from Kumasi is involved in a fatal accident.

Reports say over 10 persons have lost their lives.

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