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Government increases base pay by 23%

Public sector employees’ salaries have been increased by the government by 23%.

This comes after the base wage discussions for 2024 were concluded.

The 23% adjustment payment went into effect on January 1st of this year.

The Controller and Accountant General, Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem, confirmed this to the Daily Graphic.

He added that the government had already approved the payment of the twenty-three percent adjustment.

Mr. Kwaning-Bosompem stated that the administration has demonstrated a strong commitment to the wages and benefits of public sector employees, ensuring that salaries are not only paid on schedule but also in the correct amount.

“The government is very committed to upholding workers interests and has never faulted in paying salaries even when the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020,” Mr Kwaning-Bosompem said.

“In other jurisdictions, during the COVID-19 pandemic, salaries were cut and people were laid off, but in Ghana the government kept faith with workers by paying their salaries,” he added.