Civil servants brands head-counting ‘disorganized’

By: Staff Writer

Civil servants in the country have described the ongoing personal audit as poorly organized citing that auditors assigned to carry out the exercise are not serious.

Public servants have confided in Akometsi that other auditors report to head-counting venues completely drunk while others report very late at night.

The government employees have suggested a reorganization of the exercise so that it serves its intent.

“They have sent us drunkards. People who are not serious. We fear if they’re capturing our data properly,” complained one of the servants serving in Zomba.

Added another: “the ones they sent us reports very late at the venue of the exercise. We spent the whole night there. Its one of the most poorly organized head-counting I’ve ever witnessed in my years of service.”

The personal audit is being conducted with the directive from the office of the President and cabinet in a bid to mop out all ghost workers on government payroll.

It is, as President Lazarus Chakwera put it, one way of clearing rubbles in public service.

The national personal audit commenced on September 24 and is ongoing to end at an unknown date.

Every civil servant is required to present himself to the auditors with all necessary documents, including, but not limited to academic and professional certificates.

“They also told us to bring documents which we are yet to be issued by the human resource personnel of which if not presented it turns to be a problem. We communicated with the human resource team but to no avail. This exercise has been rushed,” complained another civil servant in Rumphi.

Other commentators have described the massive irregularities marring the exercise as politically motivated.

“It might be a scheme to destroy the new government. It is obvious the frustrated civil servants will believe that the government is taking issues for granted,” said Moses Gombe in commenting on a social media post relating to the issue.

Meanwhile, akometsi is following reports that one of the auditors has been stabbed by a sex worker at a drinking spree in Mzuzu where he is believed to have been enjoying his allowances.

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