The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has admitted there were some names wrongfully expunged from government’s mechanised payroll as part of government’s bid to rid it of ghost names.
Speaking at the National Policy Forum in Accra today [Monday], Mr. Ofori-Atta explained that the exercise to clean the payroll was necessary to protect the public purse, but was quick to apologise to persons whose names were mistakenly deleted. He even noted that two of the Directors at Ministry of Finance were captured as ghost names erroneously.
“…We did an exercise recently in which quite a number of people were taken out of the payroll. We’ve had some remarks from some unions, but the real question for all of us in the country is that we know that there is some rot in there, we know we need to take some action and in the process of taking the action a few wrong eggs will be broken and we should apologise for that," he said.
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