The Ministry of Finance has begun the process to decouple the government’s human resource setup from its payroll system as it moves to integrate the electronic payment system in its settlement drive.
This is aimed at reducing paper trails in the payment and settlements of government workers.
The Finance Minister, Mr Seth Terkper, said that at the media launch of the Ghana National Single Window Strategic Action Plan in Accra on June 15.
“This launch is an ambitious effort to use ICT platforms payments, which is why MMDAs no longer use paper trails for government releases,” he said.
The Ministry of Finance is, therefore, working with the Public Services Commission to create an electronic human resource management.
He said more workers were currently using the electronic e-payslip system introduced by the Controller and Accountant Generals’ Department for public sector workers, which offered mechanised payroll services.
Streamlining customs procedure
The National Single Window (NSW) strategic action plan serves as a blueprint to integrate government agencies into the single window platform. The plan is aimed, among other things, at streamlining customs procedures, as well as facilitating trade.
The plan paves the way for the technical partner of the project, West Blue Consulting Limited (WBCL), to integrate the information technology (IT) systems of institutions such as the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), the Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), among others.