- Published on 11 October 2017
Government will extend the biometric registration exercise that it is carrying out at the National Social Security Authority to the public service to weed out ghost workers, a Cabinet Minister has said.
The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) is currently registering pensioners afresh using a biometric system also aimed at weeding out ghost pensioners. Through biometric registration, the Government expects to flush out ghost employees who have been draining the overly burdened fiscus. Zimbabwe’s wage bill chews a huge chunk off the National Budget, which is funded entirely on taxes, a situation Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa is on record describing as unsustainable. Public Service, Labour and Social Services Minister Priscah Mupfumira told the National Assembly that plans were in place to capture the biometrics of all civil servants. (Herald)