4 February 2013

Liberia: 85 Dead Teachers Dropped From Education Payroll

Eighty-five dead teachers including other employees of the Ministry of Education have been ordered removed from the Ministry of Education's payroll. CSA Director General Dr. C. William Allen in a letter to the Ministry of Finance dated February 1, 2013, said that upon information received from the Ministry of Education, the CSA was requesting that the 85 names be immediately removed from the Government's wage bill.

Some of the employees have been dead since May 2011. The Civil Service Agency Director General lauded the Ministry of Education for the genuine spirit of collaboration that Ministry has exhibited since the joint payroll clean-up exercise spearheaded by the CSA and the Ministry of Finance began.

He asked other Government Ministries and Agencies to be as vigilant as the Ministry of Education in weeding out ghost names from the payroll.

The 85 MoE employees came from 10 counties including the Monrovia Central Office.

This exercise alone saves taxpayers about US$160,000.00 per year. It would be recalled that the Director General of the Civil Service Agency and the Minister of Finance are under a mandate from the President and the National Legislature to clean out the Government Payroll.

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