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By Garang Abraham Malak
Tonj state authorities has ordered all state civil servant that are outside the state including slothful staff to heed governors’ call to go for briefing or face dismissal.
Tonj state Information Minister Madit Malek told The Nation Mirror on phone yesterday that the state government has urged all absentees civil servants whether within or outside the area to immediately report back to the state capital. Malek said the decision was passed after council of minister regular sitting number 28 chaired by governor Akec Tong Aleu. He said the agenda emerged as the cabinet deliberated on salary payment. “State government got the report of those individuals that were paid but they don’t turn up for work,” He said. He said the matter was highly considered by cabinet and state Ministry of Finance directed to scrutinize and investigate payroll between month of March, April, May and July respectively. He said those found to have defaulted or abstained in those months should face proper actions.
“After, Ministry of Finance was tasked to carry out the case through checking all the files of employees within the state. The report from the ministry of finance made it clear that majority of civil servants was not within the state,” he revealed. Adding, “Others don’t turn up for work while others are for studies without proper permissions authorized by state government”.
Madit stressed that the reports clearly stated that majority of state employees abandoned respective vacancies and traveled to Juba but still gets their salaries. “The councils of ministers under the leadership of Governor Akech Tong Aleu directed all Ministers to go and carryout proper screening in their various ministries and find out exactly those who left state for studies including those who dropped their jobs for other reason,” he added. Malek warned that individuals who will not heed the briefing will definitely be laid off and announcement will be made public.