Head count exercise scare Malawi civil servants: Crackdown on Ghost workers

Malawi government decision to head count each and every civil servant has met with resistance from some quarters amid fears of ‘ghost workers’ and recruitment without following procedures fears.

Msowoya: Normal exercise
Msowoya: Normal exercise

Ministry of finance spokesperson Nations Msowoya confirmed the exercise is going on now and that his ministry is doing the civil service population census.

“We want to curb theft in government,” he said.

There are fears of hundreds if not thousands of ghost workers in civil service and another bunch of hundreds of civil servants who never went through normal government recruitment procedures but were picked simply because of connections to powerful people.

Among others, enumerators are asking for letters of appointment, academic qualifications certificates and pay slips.

However, some civil servants are said to be jittery over the exercise fearing for their jobs.

But Msowoya assured there is no need to panic as the exercise is normal.

In the 1990s the government did the same exercise in the ministry of education and managed to wipe out thousands of ghost workers, names which were on payroll but real teachers never existed.

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angoni apaphata
angoni apaphata
5 years ago

This nonsense was tried in2008. I was a civil servant then. The confusion it brought was massive. People deleted from payroll because of data entry errors. Three months minimum to rectify. Then some were reentered in the system on wrong grades. In the end they resorted to referring to the same old information. No work done. I don’t see what will be different this time around.

munyaradzi
5 years ago

will this exercise work? Arent Those who create ghost workers the same people who are carrying out the head count? Angalore kuononga podyera? Pano si ayimbirana kale mafoni to cover up the deal. Zingoonongetsa ndalama zovuta kalezi.

munyaradzi
5 years ago

will this exercise work? Arent Those who create ghost workers are the same people who are carrying out the head count? Angalore kuononga podyera? Pano si ayimbirana kale mafoni to cover up the deal. Zingoonongetsa ndalama zovuta kalezi.

fatsani chimera
fatsani chimera
5 years ago

marverous

Emmatuwa
Emmatuwa
5 years ago

Gwira mbava za cashgate za m’boma. good exercise

Good Citizen
Good Citizen
5 years ago

Paja amenewa ndiye a Mnsowoya eti!

Manyi amowa
5 years ago

NIB nayoso ifufuzidwe ,kumangolemba anthu ntchito opanda ndi Jce yomwe za mathanyula eti

hardwick kametah
5 years ago

koma muwauze ama bank to produce free statements.otherwise it is too involving

phelezunje
5 years ago

nice idea

nzeru
nzeru
5 years ago

DPP siboma la chibwana. Count them to eliminate cashgate through ghost workers.

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