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No more ghost workers as biometric registration of civil servants kicks off in Northern

By Nepjournal correspondents.

Garissa County's Deputy Governor Mr. Abdullahi Hussein receives his Biometric ID card as County Commission Harun Khator (Left) and County Head of Human resources Mr. Bashir look on.

Garissa County’s Deputy Governor Mr. Abdullahi Hussein receives his Biometric ID card as County Commission Harun Khator (Left) and County Head of Human resources Mr. Bashir look on.

An exercise aimed at kicking out ghost workers from the Government payroll has today successfully kicked off in Garissa and Wajir counties.

The exercise dubbed ‘Capacity assessment and rationalization of the public service’ has been introduced by the Government following years of salary payment amounting to billions to ghost workers active only on the payroll.

In Garissa County, Deputy Governor Abdullahi Hussein and County Commissioner Harun Khator led civil servants in taking up the digital enrollment.

The two week exercise is expected to register public servants in Ministries, departments and other Government agencies at both the National and County levels.

The workers are required to present themselves physically at the registration centers with the orginal National ID cards, a completed biometric data form, original academic and professional certificates, letters of appointment and a letter of the current substantive post.

Other required documents are a current payslip and a birth certificate. Additional data such as photographs and fingerprints will be captured at the registration centers.

“At the end of the exercise, any persons who will not have been authenticated and their whereabouts not accounted for in terms of authorized leave or absence due to travel and other reasons will be deemed to be “ghost workers” and will be eliminated from the public service payroll,” said Ahmed Bashir the head of Garissa County Human Resource.

Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi

Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi leaves a digital mark as he leads civil servants in the exercise which kicked off on Monday October 10.

Meanwhile in Wajir County, Governor Ahmed Abdullahi and his Deputy Abdihafid Yarrow led other civil servants in the same exercise.

Governor Abdullahi said the exercise will be helpful in evaluating the capacity and skills of both National and County government employees.

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