By Leah Ngoma
Vice President Inonge Wina says all those who will be found wanting in the placement of 4,000 ghost workers on the civil service payroll will lose their jobs.
This follows a recent government payroll clean-up exercise on the copperbelt which established that 4,000 civil servants are unaccounted for while k60 million is lost monthly through fraudulent management of the payroll.
Speaking in Parliament this morning during the vice president`s question time, Mrs. Wina said investigations are still on going and those found wanting will be dealt with accordingly.
She says government is also putting in place measures to address the situation such as comprehensive review and streamlining of operations and functions responsible for developing organization structures and registers among measures in the management of the payroll.
Mrs. Wina was responding to a question from Chimwemwe Member of Parliament Elias Mwila who wanted to know what measures are being put in place to ensure people involved in the placement of 4,000 ghost workers on the civil service payroll do not temper with evidence.