Migori County losing money to ghost workers – Report


Migori County Assembly
Migori County Assembly

Migori County has been losing Sh116,000 to ghost workers every month, according to the Auditor General report of the financial year 2013/2014.

The report indicates that out of the 383 casual workers, Migori county government has been paying 29 casual workers’ salaries worth Sh4000 every month whose existence could not be established, even though their names were on the monthly payroll.

A total of 141 casual workers were also found on the ground, according to the report, but their names did not appear on the payment schedule and also there was no formal contract between the workers and the county government.

The suitability interview conducted to 594 employees of Migori county revealed that some of the officers are earning salaries yet they have not been deployed to their work stations and are unaware of their responsibilities.

The report further indicated that the county has been giving large quantities of medical supplies to smaller health facilities that have no proper storage capacity and capacity to handle large numbers.

Othoro Sub District Hospital in Uriri Sub County is said to have received drugs worth Sh885,049 in 2014 yet it only had one medical officer handling clinical and drugs dispensing functions.

Recently, Ministry of Health Migori County sued three of their staff for allegedly being in possession of drugs and other equipment worth Sh400 illegally and they were released on cash bail of Sh20,000 or surety bond of Sh50,000 each.

 

Report by George Omondi

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