December 6, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Central Darfur Governor Jaafar Abdel-Hakam has announced that a recent audit in his State bodies has revealed enormous administrative corruption .
“Wide administrative corruption was discovered with respect to salaries .It was found that a big number of workers collect salaries without reporting to their jobs .The pay sheets also contained names of workers who had already died or moved to other occupations elsewhere,’’ said the governor following a meeting of the state’s cabinet, on Sunday.
He said the meeting has also issued a firm directive as regards the speedy implementation of President Omer al-Bashir’s decree to computerize the government salaries and payments.
Any hesitation or delay in implementing this decree will be seen as administrative corruption and an obstruction of the administrative reform adopted by the government, he further warned.
In this respect, the Central Darfur Government had directed the local banks to open accounts for all the state’s employees as of last November.
After endorsing the State’s budget for 2016, the Government has also urged all ministries and municipalities to stop any employee who is on leave for learning purposes or who is absent from his job without any legal permission.
The Government has also stopped any appointments in scales 14 and 17. It said appointments in scale 9 should only be made through the public service recruitment committee from now onwards.