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Salaries for 42 suspended in Jonglei

Thon Simon Thok (Photo by Manas James Okony)

 By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon

The Labour Minister in Jonglei State has suspended salaries for forty two civil servants working for the state assembly for failing to show up during screening of “ghost names”.

Speaking to Journalists last Friday in Jonglei capital Bor, Minister for Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Management, Thon Simon Thok said that the suspension of salaries for those staff begun from November and because they were not physically present in their offices.

The victims were supporting staff working in the state parliament.

“For 42 employees in the State Legislative Council, we suspended salaries for November and December last year and we will continue suspending salaries for the rest of the months because they were not there when we were at parliament for screening,” Thok said.

Minister Thon pointed out that he will summon the 42 to appear within 21 days after the ongoing screening.

“I am going to summon the forty two to appear within twenty one days and failure to do so, Necessary Administrative measures will be taken amicably,” Thok stressed.

According to the Minister, they were warned of administrative action should they fail to report themselves after getting summon letter.

On the other hand, the state official said at least 1, 500 ghost names have been found in the state government’s nine ministries and commissions during the just concluded screening exercise of ghost names in the state.

Last month, the state ministry of labour launched a screening exercise for “ghost” names in order to determine the exact number of employees existing in the state pay sheets.


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