Public Service Audit Findings Expected In January

Harare, – The Zimbabwean government says it has completed a crucial public service audit meant to flush out ghost workers in government service.\r\n

The Minister Public Service, Eliphas Mukonoweshuro told Radio VOP Thursday that his ministry which was tasked to carry out the audit had completed its work and had filed its findings with the cabinet office.

“We have completed the audit and submitted it to cabinet which is looking at the report,” said Mukonoweshuro in an interview.

Asked to shed light on the highlights of the findings the former University of Zimbabwe Professor said he is bound by cabinet procedures and would not be in a position to divulge any findings.

“As you and me know we are bound by the Official Secrets Act (OSA), I will not be in a position to do that but all I can say is that I will have an extensive debate with you at an appropriate time after the cabinet has deliberated on the report and when i will have made a ministerial presentation in parliament,” said Mukonoweshuro.

He said he expects the report to be made public sometime in January after the holidays.

The government launched a public service audit early this year to flush out thousands of ghost workers who are believed to be in government employment.