Ghana to use biometrics to manage civil service attendance

Biometric attendance records will soon become a “must” for all ministries and government facilities in Ghana.

The announcement was made by Moses Asaga, Minister of Employment and Social Welfare.

He made the announcement during his remarks at the 52nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Ghana Employers Association (GEA) in Accra. The 2012 AGM had the theme: “Democratic Governance and Enterprise Development in Ghana Achievements, Challenges and Prospects”.

The Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare will monitor the new, automated attendance record system with the goal of boosting productivity and reducing workplace tardiness, a major issue in Ghana’s public sector.

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