“You are ordered to appear at the respective district headquarters as indicated below between January 22 and 25, 2018 at 8:30am,” Mulyagonja says.
PIC: IGG Irene Mulyagonja. (Credit: Maria Wamala)
CIVIL SERVICE | INVESTIGATION
KAMPALA - The Inspector General of Government (IGG), Irene Mulyagonja, has summoned 165 civil servants over inconsistencies that were discovered in their records.
The findings have sparked suspicion that they could have fraudulently been put the government payroll.
In the summons (in New Vision paper of Wednesday January 17), the IGG has also asked the employees to resubmit their credentials, including national identity cards, employee cards and academic documents, pending investigations.
"You are ordered to appear at the respective district headquarters as indicated below between January 22 and 25, 2018 at 8:30am," the IGG said.
Mulyagonja added: This summon is in relation to investigations that the Inspectorate of Government is conducting on alleged mismatches in the names of employees of the Government of Uganda payroll vis-a-vis the National Registration Identification Authority records."
According to the summons, most of the affected workers are from central and western Uganda and include teachers and junior health workers.
The Government currently has about 300,000 people on the payroll. However, it (payroll) has been plagued with persistent cases of ghosts workers.
In a bid to stop the fraud, all public servants are now required to ensure records match those in the National Identification System (NSIS).
Since 2016, when this measure was adopted, a source in the public service ministry told New Vision that over 6,000 ghost employees have been removed from the payroll.