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Desist from sending unsolicited messages to GoG employees -CAGD warns Financial Institutions

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The Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) has vowed to blacklist and publish the names of  financial institution and its agents, who send unsolicited messages to employees on government payroll.

The Department reminded those institutions that it was illegal and an affront to the Data Protection Act for any entity or persons to send unsolicited messages to people they had no business transaction with.

A statement issued and signed by AG Controller and Accountant General, Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem and copied to gbcghanaonline warns Financial Institutions and their Agents to desist from engaging in the issuance of unsolicited messages to Civil and Public Servants on GOG Payroll.

AG Controller and Accountant General, Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem

 

Below is the full statement:

CONTROLLER AND ACCOUNTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT ISSUES ULTIMATUM ON UNSOLICTED MESSAGES

For some time now, there has been complaints from employees on GOG Payroll, Civil Society Organizations and the Data Protection Commission on the issuance of unsolicited messages from Financial Institutions and or their Agents soliciting and encouraging recipients to obtain loans and other financial facilities from them.

In spite of numerous meetings with, and warnings from the Department to the Third Party Institutions, the practice rather keeps occurring on a larger scale daily.

The Controller and Accountant General’s Department shall with immediate effect blacklist and subsequently publish the names of any Financial Institution or its Agent found engaging in the issuance of unsolicited messages to employees on Government of Ghana Payroll.

The Department reminds and wants it to be known to all Third Party Institutions that it is illegal and an affront to the Data Protection Act for any entity or persons to send unsolicited messages to people who ordinarily have no business transaction with the institution or person.

Financial Institutions and their Agents or assigns are advised to desist henceforth, from engaging in the issuance of unsolicited messages to Civil and Public Servants on GOG Payroll.

While taking step to protect its data sources, CAGD states categorically that it is in no way responsible for the issuance of such unsolicited messages to workers of the state and will severely deal any person caught in this practice.

Any Public/Civil Servant desirous of obtaining loans or financial facility must deal directly with the Third Party Institution of their choice.

KWASI KWANING-BOSOMPEM

AG. CONTROLLER AND ACCOUNTANT GENERAL.

 

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