Government says head count for civil servants has finally come to an end but authorities are keeping a tight lid on the results following donors assertion’s that Malawi has a ballooned civil service that is draining on the country’s meagre resources.
Spokesman for National Audit office Lawrence Chinkhunda said it will take time before the results are made public.
“We are now in the process of computing the data then we will give the results of the head count to the authorities first but obviously the public will be informed,” Chinkhunda said.
The head count was sanctioned after donors, led by the International Monetary Fund expressed displeasure of the government wage bill amid fears there were some ghost workers on government payroll.
However Chinkhunda could not say there were ghost workers on government payroll.
Reports indicate that the head count has revealed that critical ministries of heal.th, agriculture and education are grossly understaffed.
Chief Secretary to the Office of the President and Cabinet George Mkondiwa said the ministry of health has 40 percent of its workforce.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :