Wanga moves to mop out ghost workers in Homa Bay, censure service board

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By MN Reporter

Homa Bay governor Gladys Wanga has ordered for a census on payroll and personnel of the County Public Servise Board in a bid to mop out ghost workers that have cost tax payers millions.

Wanga said the audit will enhance efficiency and integrity of the County Human resource system in order to improve service delivery to include verification and authentication of academic documents presented by candidates who were successfully appointed in various positions.

“We are committed to putting  in placean efficient and a disciplined public service where meritocracy  and professionalism will be appreciated,” said Wanga.

Wanga earlier sent eight Human resource officers on a compulsory leave to pave way for pending audit and investigations in a letter dated September 1.

“the Governor sends all senior County Human resources Managers on compulsory leave pending an audit and investigations and payroll system,” she said in the letter

She further said, “following the complaints  by the public and several allegations and ethical issues touching  on recruitment’s on staff of Homa Bay County,that is why we have taken the step,”

They included,Lameck Ogot,director recruitment  and selection  officer,Boaz Nyaguti-officer in charge of Administration at the County Public Service Service Board at an acting capacity and Linet Ogada,the Secretary to the CEO CPSB.

Others who faced the Governor’s axe are Charles  Ouma Modi,director,director registration  manager,Salmon Ochogo acting parol manager and Alfred  Okumu who used to act in the as the human resource director.

Duncan Akecha who used to work at the Human resource office,Winfred Atieno Awuor(director ,ECDE office, have also been affected by the orders.

“While on compulsory  leaf,the mention officers will not be allowed will not be allowed to access  County Officess and government  records or to undertake  any transfers on behalf of the County Government, ” reads the letter in parts.

The Governor  further urged the public to support  her reform initiative to get the County back on track in order to achieve the desired desired level of service delivery to the.people of Homa Bay.

She stated that going forward there will be no cadre available for sale.

Wanga had warned members of the Homa Bay residents against falling culprits to cripulious job offers from some of the County officials and the CPSB who demand for cash in exchange of cash.

In a press release,Wanga told  members of the public to be wary of dubious employment deals with the County Government or its entities during the transition period.

She asked members of the public to be wary of dubious employment deals  with the County Governmnet and or its entities during this transition period,” she added.

There have been allegations that some officials from the County Government and County Public Servise Board officers have been offering job opportunities and confirmations in exchange of cash.

The Governor had advised members of the public to be vigilant and avoid falling victims to corruption cartels and unscrupulous  dealers asking for kickbacks in exchange for non existing jobs in the County Government.

She advised County Government staff and those of the County Public Servise Board to desist from acts that may injure the reputation of the County Government.

“All County Government  staff and those of the County Public Servise Board are advised to refrain from acts that may undermine the integrity of the County Governmnet during this time.of transition,” she said.

She said her leadership will not recognise any recruitment letter offered to the members of the public during the transition period whether backdated or current and anyone found culpable will bear the burden.

“Any irregular recruitment letters being offered to members of the public at this time whether backdated or current will be considered irregular and officers masterminding these unlawful acts will be compelled to take responsibility. Ends