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|Dr. Allen Sounds Caveat To ‘Corrupt’ Civil Servants|
|Published on June 30, 2009||Email To Friend Print Version
The Director General of the Civil Service Agency (CSA), Dr. William Allen has issued a strong warning to ‘corrupt’ civil servants currently serving in the employ of the government of Liberia.
Addressing Journalists recently in Monrovia, Dr. Allen said any civil servant caught in the act of corruption will be weeded out from the Civil Service in accordance with the Civil Service rules.
Dr. Allen stressed that a vibrant Civil Service can be built if proper accountability and performance are ensured. He noted that the Civil Service which is the permanent body of civilian employees deserves a great honor and must not to be characterized by corruption.
Dr. Allen has at the same time pointed out transparency, accountability and performance as areas that remain major challenge for the civil service.
Speaking during the commemoration of the International Public Service Day, Dr. Allen said the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-led Government was working assiduously to creating a world-class Civil Service through its Civil Service reform program.
The CSA Boss has also outlined the increment in Civil Servant salary from US$15.00 in 2006 to US$80.00 by this budget year and reduction of bloated payroll of the central government t from 45,000 in 2006 to 34,000 in 2009 as some of the achievements of the Civil Service Reform Program.
According to Dr. Allen, productivity levels in the Civil service are improving as more ministries and agencies are implementing programs toward attendance and performance of duty; and the restructuring and reorganizing themselves in order to be better positioned to provide better services to the people of Liberia.