Germany to help Ghana clean its payroll system

Germany has reaffirmed its commitment to put in place support mechanisms to ensure transparency in Ghana payroll system.

According to him, Germany financed the Ghana’s biometric payment mechanism with the introduction of E-Zwich correct the anomalies in the data of employees.

“Digitalisation brings about great chances for African countries. Such an innovative payment mechanism does not only give many people access to the banking system but relevant tool to fight fraud and corruption,” he explained.


Germany has committed €20 million to support the Ghana set up an e-waste recycling facility so as to control hazardous and electronic waste.

He had held talks with high-powered government dignitaries to chart the way forward to for the long-standing and constructive cooperation between Germany and Ghana.

Domestic revenue mobilisation is crucial in developing a country, therefore authorities must intensify measures to improve upon revenue generation, he emphasised

Mr Silberhorn urged the Government to involve the private sector in development initiatives to create the right environment for job creation.


Germany had been successfully active in supporting Ghana’s Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training over the years.

He also said Germany as the chair of Group of Twenty (G-20), has Africa on top of its agenda, stressing that the European Union-Africa Summit scheduled to take place in November 2017 demonstrated that the interest in Africa was rising.

He explained that the G-20 was an international forum established in 1999 for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies with the aim of studying, reviewing, and promoting high-level discussion of policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability.

On his part, the German Ambassador to Ghana Christoph Retzlaff commended Ghana for ratifying the Paris Convention on Climate Change.


He said the passage of the Hazardous and Electronic Waste law by Ghana’s Parliament would serve as the framework for Ghana-Germany engagement.


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