The Auditor General has announced a head count of all civil servants to clean the government payroll.
This comes after reports of the loss of colossal sums of money due to mismanagement.
Employees of ministries, departments, and agencies, all local government workers, health center staff, university, and tertiary institution staff, secondary and primary school staff, statutory authorities, and employees of government-owned enterprises are among those who shall be counted.
The public notice issued on April 25 by the Auditor General reads in part; “The overall objective is to establish the factors affecting the credibility and efficiency of the government of Uganda wage, pension, and gratuity management processes and recommend remedial measures,”
“The Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development has clarified that only verified staff will appear on the payroll for the next financial year starting July 2023,” the notice adds.
All employees will be required to avail documents, key among them, a National ID, work ID, initial appointment letter, and posting instructions.