Labour minister Prisca Mupfumira told the National Assembly that the government is going to register civil servants using a Biometric system to weed out ghost workers. This comes after National Social Security Authority used the same system to register pensioners.
We are looking forward that this programme, which we have started with Nssa (National Social Security Authority) pensioners, will be extended to our government workers.
So far, over 170 000 people have registered. Last week when we closed the programme, there were 27 000 outstanding.
By the beginning of this week, the number has reduced to 17 000, which means that people are still registering. What is at stake here is that we should inform people so that they register.
Nssa cannot pay ghost pensioners. So, it is up to us to ensure that anyone who does not get their money in October should come back and get registered so that we see their fingerprints and eyes because we want to curb corruption.
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