The Controller and Accountant General’s Department has suspended salaries of 7,000 workers in the public sector.

Director of Payroll Processing Division at the Department, Elizabeth Osei told Accra-based Joy FM that “For those whose heads of department did not validate their payment vouchers, we have a certificate that we print from our electronic ESPD platform. We can confirm that their heads of department did not validate.”

“So we have gone through our system and we have confirmed that that was not done,” she said.

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The affected workers include individuals with irregular bank account details, and those without Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) numbers.

Others are those who do not have their particulars captured by the biometric system at the Ministry of Finance.

Meanwhile, a notice signed by the Controller and Accountant General, Eugene Ofosuhene said: “Those whose salaries were suspended due to non-validation of salaries would be paid at the end of September 2017 on the condition that their heads of department validate them on the ESPV platform for September 2017.”