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Severe consequences for government employees

By Emily Setona

QWAQWA – Government is tired of employees who see it as a norm to go to work yet are unproductive and misuse government resources and don’t assist the community. Premier Mxolisi Dukwana said this during the SOPA.

According to Dukwana who gave his State of the Province Address (SOPA) in Phuthaditjaba at the multipurpose hall on February 29, being a government employee is about serving the community and if people are not interested in serving and it is not their calling they must go home, and government will help them to do so.

While addressing the crowd Dukwana said the following, “We are intensifying our efforts to root-out maladministration and corruption in all its forms at all levels of government. The finalisation of the appointment of the National Anti-Corruption Advisory Council towards the end of 2023 now enables us to proceed with the establishment of the Provincial Anti-Corruption Advisory Council. It will synergize the work of various sectors in this critical environment.”

Some officials earn salaries from different government departments, but they are not working there. These individuals will be rooted out and dealt the consequences. In China there is a place where the officials must report all the expenses that they incur, inspired by such initiatives from other countries, the government is about to investigate whether an individual’s lifestyle matches their income.

From left FS premier Mxolisi Dukwana, speaker of FS legislature and head of police.

“The roll-out of lifestyle audits have commenced in various departments. We continue to cooperate with the Special Investigating Unit on proclamations issued by the President as well as the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations. We are actively managing complaints management systems such as the Presidential Hotline whilst also collaborating with Chapter 9 institutions such as the Public Protector, Human Rights Commission, and the Public Service Commission,” Dukwana said.

The crowd were elated to hear this and ululated and clapped to show that this initiative aimed at rooting out corrupt government employees has support from the public.