The CEO of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), Ing. Ben Arthur, has communicated with the Controller and Accountant-General, urging certain employees of the state broadcaster to repay allowances that were allegedly given to them erroneously.
The staff in question have received a combined amount of GH¢2,084,020 in allowances that they were not entitled to within a one-year period.
The letter states that these allowances should not have been paid to the employees as they did not qualify for them.
This information was revealed following the Nationwide Payroll Monitoring Exercise implemented by the Commission.
“The FWSC has identified, during the payroll monitoring exercise, that certain GBC employees are currently receiving allowances that they are not eligible for,” noted the letter.
The affected staff members are those who have been receiving Vehicle Maintenance Allowance and GBC Computer Special Allowance.
According to Ing. Arthur, these allowances should be removed from the payroll.
The letter further stated that the GBC Computer Special Allowance, for instance, was never determined by the Employer and was integrated into the basic salary after the migration of GBC staff to the Single Spine Salary Structure.
According to reports, certain employees below the rank of Director are allegedly receiving allowances for various purposes such as rent, domestic servant cleaner, housing, entertainment, and utility, which is in violation of Category 4 Allowances.
“This practice should cease immediately and these allowances should be removed from the payroll.”
This situation has reportedly caused unrest among workers within GBC.