Zimbabwe Removes 10,000 Ghost Workers From Payroll, Herald Says


Zimbabwe’s government has removed more than 10,000 “ghost workers” from its payroll after biometrically registering its employees, the state-controlled Herald newspaper reported.

The registration project was undertaken with the assistance of the World Bank, the Harare-based newspaper said on Monday. It didn’t specify how much money the government would save.

More than 90% of state revenue has been used to pay wages over recent years. While a number of workers have either left their jobs or died, their salaries have continued to be paid -- due to bureaucratic errors or corruption.

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