Monday, June 4, 2018
Civil servants found in possession with faked certificates will not be reinstated
The government has strongly insisted that, “it will not whatsoever pardon by reinstating all civil servants who had been caught in possession with faked certificates na later axed out of job no matter even if they had been in the service for longer and neared to the retirement age”. The minister of State in Prime Minister’s office responsible for Policy, Parliamentary Affairs and Labor and Employment Jenista Mhagama said last week in parliament during its questions and answer session in the morning. Mhagama said that, the ex-workers should take it as an easy and fair decision made to them by the government, otherwise they could be taken to court bearing in mind the fact that supplying false documentations while applying for the position in public service is a criminal offense. The minister’s statement has dashed down hopes of the victims the majority of whom were expecting at least to receive an amnesty by the president especially 1,748 teachers who lost their jobs immediately when the sorting exercise ended and later appealed but to no avail. The minister was responding to a supplementary question which was raised by Kawe legislator Halima Mdee (Chadema) who wanted to know the fate of those civil servants who had served and had remained with one or two years for retirement, that why shouldn’t the government think about them.
Jenista Mhagama Earlier, the Minister of Education and Vocational Training Professor Joyce Ndalichako gave the demographic statistics of workers in her ministry who had been affected by the exercise and told the parliament that, among the teachers who had appealed only 1,907 were reinstated out of 3,655 teachers in both public primary and secondary schools in the country. The Minister responded to the question which we earlier raised by Ziwani legislator Nassor Selemani Omar who wanted to know how many school teachers in the country who had been axed by the government after having been found with fake certificates and how many have been employed after the exercise ended. Before that, the Minister of State in President Office responsible fir Local Government and Regional Administration (TAMISEMI) Josephat Kakunda told the parliament that so far about 6,495 teachers have been employed during the 2016/17 trading period and out of these, 3,728 are science secondary teachers whereas 2,727 are primary school teachers.