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32,507 out of 688,000 public sector workers in the Upper East Region – GSS

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The Government of Ghana employs about 688,000 persons, with over one-third (34.8percent) of the employees in the Ashanti (18.2percent) and Greater Accra (16.5 percent) regions.

The North East (1.4percent) and Savannah regions (1.4percent) hold only 2.8 percent of the total number of public sector employees. 

Meanwhile, the Upper East Region holds 32,507 of public sector employees representing 5 percent of the total figure. 

This was contained in the Ghana 2022 Earnings Inequality in the Public Sector report published by the Ghana Statistical Service. 

“The total number of active employees on the December 2022 payroll is 687,984. This figure however reduces marginally (<0.02%) across some of the variables. For instance, the record for age and region of work was unknown for 75 and 11 employees respectively,” the Ghana Statistical Service said. 

According to the GSS, “This report is the first in a series that GSS intends to produce on earnings inequality in Ghana. The maiden report on earnings inequality presents statistics on earnings inequality among employees working in Ghana’s public sector based on administrative data sourced from the Controller and Accountant General’s Department. The statistics generated on earnings inequality will complement the production of statistics on consumption expenditure inequality using survey data. The goal is to widen and deepen policy discussions on bridging gaps in accessing resources, mitigating social menace such as discrimination and crime, and ensuring balanced and sustained development across different sectors and geographies of the economy. The pursuit of this goal will contribute significantly to the global quest of leaving no one behind in the Ghanaian society.”

“The analysis presented in this report is based on data from the Controller and Accountant

General’s Department on December 2022 earnings of public sector employees. All values are in Ghana cedis. Moving forward, the Service will complement the use of this administrative data source with other traditional data sources that will provide information on wealth and earnings for both public and private sectors. The data used for this analysis is data from the Integrated Personal Payroll Database (IPPD2). It is not exhaustive of the entire employees of the Government as some institutions such as the Ghana Revenue Authority, Social Security and the National Insurance Trust pay their employees themselves while others such as the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Armed Forces, and some universities pay their employees out of subvention from the Controller and Accountant General Department.”

See full document here: Ghana 2022 Earnings Inequality in the Public Sector

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana


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