Tension in civil service as head counting looms

By Staff writer

There is a growing uneasiness in people who crooked their way on the government payroll as the department of human resource has launched a massive sweeping exercise effective from September 21, 2020.

In a circular, provided to Akometsi, dated August 27, 2020, signed by the secretary for human resource, management and development, B.C Chilabade, all legit civil servants are urged to get set for the exercise.

According to the letter, the human resource department will carry out the exercise in conjunction with the national audit office and the central audit office in all public offices.

All public servants are, therefore, according to the circular, advised to avail themselves with all necessary documents, including the national identity cards, academic and professional certificates during the day of head counting in their respective scheduled venues.

It is also stipulated emphatically in the circular that all officers who will fail to present themselves with all demanded documents will be kicked out of the government payroll.

The move follows a recent directive from the office of the vice president who commanded that a head counting must be done as soon as possible to clear all ghost workers in the payroll system.

This exercise will, as well, reinforce the earlier statement by President Lazarus Chakwera, which vehemently stressed for the need to clear all the rubbles in the public service.

It is believed, by the new administration, that some officers serving in public services were recruited using political party qualifications, a situation that has resulted into poor service delivery in all government departments and agencies.


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