Business News Tue, 4 Aug 2015

Workshop on E-SPV ends

The Controller and Accountant-General's Department (C&AGD), will no more print Pay-slips, following the introduction of Electronic Salary Payment Voucher (E-SPV) System.

The system, introduced to replace Government Pay Vouchers and eliminate challenges associated with it, will take-off in the Country from August this year.

The Western Regional Salaries Officer of the C&AGD, Mr Vincent Addo, disclosed this at a two-day E-SPV Workshop for Public Sector Workers at Half Assini.

It was organized by the Controller and Accountant-General's Department, in collaboration with the Jomoro District Assembly.

Mr Addo said the new system was fast, cost saving, eliminated ghost names, released on time, and corrected anomalies, if any, before salaries were paid.


He said Heads of Departments (HODs) and Heads of Management Units (HMUs) who failed to validate their Payment Vouchers within 48 hours on notification in a particular month, would let their staffs lose their salaries for the month.

According to Mr Addo, six out of the 10 regions, namely, Ashanti, Greater-Accra, Brong-Ahafo, Upper East, Upper West and Northern, have already been covered in the exercise, and hoped the remaining four would be covered early next month.

He appealed to the Heads not to use the system to penalize their subordinates for being arrogant to them.

The District Coordinating Director (DCD) who acted on behalf of the Acting District Chief Executive, Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, said the previous pay system was time wasting.

He said with the E-SPV system Certificate and Vouchers would be on-line.


He said ICT was now the order of the day, hence Government distributing Laptops to Basic Schools and Tertiary Institutions.

He recounted that in the 70s, Circuit Supervisors of Education carried Salaries round to pay teachers and other staff.

The District Director of Education, Mr Peter Quayson, who chaired the programme, said the system had been introduced to address the numerous ghost names associated with the GES.

Source: GNA