Fair wages and salaries commission boss tackles GBC staff who wrongfully received ¢2m allowances » NewsWail•com™-Everything & News Now

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In a letter to The Controller and Accountant-General, Ing. Ben Arthur, The Chief Executive of The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), demanded that some employees of The public broadcaster reimburse some allowances that They believe were wrongfully granted to them.

According to sources, over The course of a year, The afflicted employees got “unearned” allowances totalling GH2,084,020.

The letter states that The payments were Not intended to be made because The worker was ineligible for them. Following The Commission-initiated nationwide payroll monitoring effort, this was found.

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“As part of The payroll monitoring exercise, FWSC Has discovered that some staff of GBC are currently enjoying allowances to Which They are Not entitled,” The letter observed.

The impacted employees include those who got GBC Computer Special Allowance and Vehicle Maintenance Allowance. Ing. Arthur believes that these should be removed from The payroll.

The latter, for instance, was integrated into The basic compensation following The migration of GBC workers to The Single Spine compensation Structure, according to The statement. It was never established by The Employer.

According to reports, certain employees who are below The rank of director are allegedly receiving benefits In violation of Category 4 Allowances for things like rent, housekeeping, housing, entertainment, and utilities.

“This should be stopped and taken off The payroll.” The situation Is said to be generating agitations among workers at GBC.

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