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Ojaamong goes for 'ghost workers' wasting Busia's money.

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has put county staff on notice, saying some earn salaries without delivering services.

Their days are numbered, he said on Wednesday and warned that all lazy employees will be fired.

Addressing a press conference in his office, the governor said: "it will not be business as usual for staff who are fond of making technical appearances and disappearing for the whole day."

"Some staff stay in Nairobi for as many as two months without permission and yet continue drawing salaries. Residents who seek services in vain end up blaming the governor and his government," he said.

"I have directed my county secretary and the public service board to tighten their belts and ensure staff in all departments earn salaries for jobs done or get retrenched."

Ojaamong addressed the press flanked by deputy governor Moses Mulomi, CECs Martin Kafwa and Moses Osia, and county secretary Nicodemus Mulaku.

The governor regretted that money has been wasted on employees who do not offer services since the onset of devolution in 2013.

But he added: "I am happy that my deputy is a technocrat and understands administration. He will help us to build a better Busia, which is the gateway to East and Central Africa."

Ojaamong said he will name his Cabinet after the February 5 ruling on a petition on his election. He said the naming was delayed because of the prolonged elections season in 2017.

"After the August 8 elections I faced a petition which was concluded on Tuesday," he said. "I will wait for the decision of the court in February before starting the process of constituting a new Cabinet that will be service delivery-oriented."

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Publication:The Star (Nairobi, Kenya)
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Date:Jan 10, 2018
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