Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Liberia discovers ‘ghost’ workers

‘Liberia’s government says it has found more than 7,000 ‘ghost’ workers on its payroll – employees who do not actually exist, or do not work for it.

The discovery was made when the government embarked on a civil service overhaul to improve efficiency.

The Civil Service Agency head, William Allen, told the BBC that the ghost workers “got there through the usual avenue, which is corruption”.

He said they had cost Liberian tax payers about $2.6m (£1.3m) a year.’

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