Gov’t grants financial clearance for recruitment of 11,840 workers

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Ken Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister

Government, through the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has granted three Ministries, Education, Interior and National Security, the financial clearance to recruit 11,840 staff to augment their existing staff strengths.

This was contained in six separate letters, with four to the Interior Minister (for Police, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Service) and the remaining two to the Education and National Security Ministers.

The letters confirming the clearance to employ staff members indicated that the effective date for the people to be recruited will be August, 1 2021.

Interior

The letter to the Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, states that the Ministry “is hereby granted financial clearance to enable the Comptroller-General of Ghana Immigration Service to recruit two thousand (2,000), the Director-General of the Ghana Prisons Service to recruit two thousand (2,000), Chief Fire Officer to recruit two thousand (2,000), and the Inspector General of Police to recruit five thousand (5,000), personnel to augment the staffing position of the Services”.

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It continued: “The emoluments of the personnel should be charged against the Compensation of Employees vote of the Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana Police Service, National Fire Service and Ghana Prisons Service, under the Ministry of the Interior in the 2021 Annual Estimates.”

National Security

The Ministry of National Security, per the Finance Minister’s letter dated June 21, 2021, has been granted the financial clearance to enable the National Signals Bureau (NSB) to recruit additional 100 and the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) to recruit 140 individuals to augment its workforce.

“The emoluments of the personnel should be charged against the Compensation of Employees vote of the Ministry of National Security in the 2021 Annual Estimates. The Hon. Minister for National Security is to ensure that the engaged staff have their documents processed in time and placed on the Mechanized Payroll early enough to enable the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department effect payment of their salaries,” the Finance Minister directed.

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Education Ministry

In the education sector, the Finance Minister, by his letter addressed to the Education Minister, has granted financial clearance to enable the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service to recruit 600 ICT coordinators for the Service.

“Approval is also granted for their emoluments to be charged against the Compensation of Employees vote of Ministry of Education in the 2021 budget.

“The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service is to ensure that the ICT coordinators have their documents processed in time and placed on the mechanized payroll early enough to enable the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department effect payment,” the clearance letter to the Education Minister stated.

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Timelines

All the financial clearance directive to the three ministries will expire on December 31, 2021 and, as such, the Ministries are to ensure that the recruitments are carried out before the expiration date.

 

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