Tanzania's Magufuli authorises ghost workers elimination

DAR ES SALAAM - President Magufuli has ordered the newly sworn in Region Commissioners (RCs) to make sure that they ensure the District commissioners and Municipal Directors are eliminating ghost workers within 15 days.

He said the same should be done also in various government institutions by the ministers while urging RCs to stop politicking in their respective regions.

Also he urged the commissioners to make sure that people especially the youth in their respective regions work instead of playing games in day time while leaving adult people to do 'shamba' works.

"People have to work, it is not possible and desirable to see the youth playing pool table in the streets during the working hours," he said. The president has also urged the newly appointed RCs of the border regions such as Kagera, Katavi, Kigoma, and Mbeya to make sure that there is peace, security and tranquility in the regions.

"I don't want to see people travelling by bus escorted by police, you can wonder why in Rwanda there is no robbery," Mr President said.

He added: "I have appointed you from army to make sure these regions a free from thugs... you should go and finish this issue of robbery as fast as you can. "We want people to work and walk free as we have now more than fifty years of freedom."

Newly appointed Katavi RC, Major General (rtd) Raphael Muhuga, assured residents he will work diligently in combating army-robbery and poaching in the region.

President Magufuli was speaking during the swearing in ceremony of new regional commissioners who he appointed two days ago. The ceremony was carried out at the State house early today.

Comments (3)

In Zimbabwe if you try to remove Ghost workers, you will be fired or killed.

MBC - 16 March 2016

These are the qualities of leadership that we desire- hopefully president Mugabe reads this column and emulate what president Magufuli is doing. Long live Magufuli.

Titus - 16 March 2016

Now we have a true leader in the right position, kwete mumwe murume whose obsession is ensuring his foul mouthed wife spill venom at any would be challenger- real or imagined!

Chikuyo - 29 March 2016

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