Burkina to battle ghost civil servants

2011-08-15 22:23

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's government pledged on Monday to improve the impoverished country's civil service by cracking down on ghost workers and morning latecomers.

"We usually end up with 50, 100 or 200 ghost civil servants" recorded each year, Civil Service Minister Soungalo Apollinaire Ouattara said in an interview with AFP and Voice of America.

"A ghost worker is a civil servant who was hired, is on the payroll but does not show up at work. It can be a case of long-term leave or it can be a civil servant whose post doubles up with another's," he said.

"We are currently bent on eradicating these duplications," Ouattara said, adding that his ministry was comparing notes with the budget ministry to expose fraudsters.

The landlocked West African country - whose name means the "Land of Upright Men" - is one of the world's poorest and counts 107 000 civil servants for a population of around 15 million.

In June, a government watchdog had said that more than two thirds of civil servants were chronically late for work and had urged for tighter controls on working hours.

- SAPA
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