Government To Register Civil Servants Using Biometric System To Weed Out Ghost Workers

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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.

Said Mupfumira:

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.

More: Daily News

 

National Social Security AuthorityPrisca Mupfumira

The National Social Security Authority is Zimbabwe's social security company which was established in 1989 in terms of the NSSA Act of 1989, Chapter 17: 04, an act of parliament. The firm administers social security public funds on behalf of about 1,3 million contributors. NSSA... Read More About National Social Security Authority

Prisca Mupfumira is a Zimbabwean politician who is the current Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry;she is also the former Minister Of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare. At one point She was the acting Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services . She is... Read More About Prisca Mupfumira

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