Ghana’s e-pay slip use increasing

Ghana’s e-pay slip use increasing

The government of Ghana has revealed more citizens are using the electronic e-pay slip system recently introduced by the nation’s Controller and Accountant Generals’ Department for public sector workers, which offers mechanised payroll services.

A statement released by the Information Service Department (ISD) of Ghana’s Ministry of Information said the number of registered users has exceeded 11,000, all of which can access their payslips online.

Assistant control accountant Isaac Asare said the government is also expecting the number of registered users to further increase before the end of the first quarter of 2014.

The e-pay slip system was introduced last October to help workers view summary information of their pay slips online using their mobile phones or any internet-enabled device.

“Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as head teachers and districts officers were given code numbers and registration numbers to start the registration. Staff who were IT inclined were also trained to help with the registration,” Asare said.

“In the case of secondary schools, the Information Communication Technology (ICT) teachers were put in charge to register their staff and districts through demonstration in the registration process.”

He said government workers can access the electronic pay slip system on www.gogpayslip.com, and that the platform informs workers in advance their gross, deductions and net payment before getting to the bank.

He also mentioned some of the challenges the department is battling with.

“Workers who register under such conditions are therefore charged for the service which should have been free. Some people also present bank accounts with more than 13 digits which the Controller and Accountant General’s software does not accept and this poses a problem,” he said.

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