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Tanzania: Government to employ 15,000 workers by June

Tanzania: Government to employ 15,000 workers by June

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The Permanent Secretary in the Tanzania President’s Office (Public Service and Good Governance), Laurian Ndumbaro on Wednesday announced that the government have made available 15,000 job vacancies for civil servants.

The senior government official said the government will employ the 15,000 new workers by the end of June this year.

“The government is aware that there are areas that have been affected by the recent sacking of more than 9,000 civil servants,” Ndumbaro told a news conference in the political capital Dodoma.

The government is aware that there are areas that have been affected by the recent sacking of more than 9,000 civil servants.

He called on affected institutions to submit their employment requirements as soon as possible.

President John Magufuli last week sacked 9,932 public servants found with fake, academic certificates after verification of their academic qualifications.

The president sacked the public servants shortly after he had received a report on public servants’ verification of their academic qualifications.

He also ordered that the salaries of the affected workers for the month of April should be withheld.

According to the president, the dismissed civil servants would have to defend themselves in court.

About 3,000 other civil servants were suspended while their certificates were being verified.

President Magufuli reiterated that government was losing Sh19.84 billion monthly or Sh238.1 billion annually to phantom workers.

Magufuli directed Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa that posts which were held by the 9,000-plus unqualified public servants should be advertised immediately.

In May last year Tanzania removed more than 10,000 phantom public servants from its public-sector payroll after a nationwide audit.

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