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Tanzania President John Magufuli Sacks 9,900 Civil Servants over Fake Academic Papers

Over 9,900 in employees in Tanzania face dismissal from their positions after Tanzanian President John Magufuli ordered an immediate axing of more than 9,900 civil servants found with forged academic credentials following a nationwide probe into academic certificates of all civil servants.

This comes after the no-nonsense head of state dismissed top government officials in recent times including the head of anti-graft body, the tax chief, a senior rail official and head of the port authority in a campaign to tame corruption in the East African country.

"We have been working hard to create new jobs while there are people in government who hold fake degrees," Magufuli said after receiving a report on academic fraud in the civil service.

The crackdown comes after another purge launched last year found that there were 19,700 "ghost workers" on the Country’s public sector payroll.

Magufuli ordered officials to name and shame those with forged certificates, terming them criminals. "These people occupied government positions but had no qualifications ... they robbed us just like other common criminals," he said.

The crackdown further established that academic certificates of 1,500 civil servants were being shared by other people and 11,500civil servants had incomplete academic papers.

Comments

Yes!!! It can be done,Jubilee please borrow a page from Magafuli. Not that he will teach you anything new,but just to remind you that it can be done, if the will is there.
When Magafuli started his campaign of house cleaning, many dismissed this act as just hot air,and that he would soon run out of steam- shortly.Hey this fellow is still steam rolling... Keep it up President.
This is the only way to reduce corruption, and that is to engage in unrelenting effort to clean house/punish the "thieves"And replace them with those who truly deserve to be there. Yes it can be done.

Mkenya halisi

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 04:10

Maxiley I hope u read n process our new constitution which has created independent institutions which we have to respect unless we change it by giving the president the power that mafughuli has??We see uhuru bin given the 173 names n requested those mention to Step aside coz he don't have powers to fire.Tanzanian sheria still gives prezzo a lot of powers coz I have read it so please let's stop bullshitting by blaming jubilee n president.Once the cases r taken to either iecc or dpp it's upto to them to investigate n prosecute???

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