Tanzania President Demands Audit in Central Bank Workforce

855498B5-A287-4D97-B5B5-02AF4F15DFB5_w640_r1_s{VOA NEWS} – Tanzania President John Magufuli has ordered the head of the Bank of Tanzania to weed out “ghost” workers after demanding an audit of the 1,391 employee workforce and terminate those the bank deems redundant.

Magufuli’s remarks came after he paid a surprise working visit to the bank headquarters in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam.

He is also demanding an inquiry into suspected corruption in an estimated $424,565,107 the state owed to companies for various work done for the government.

Magufuli’s says the payments should be suspended until the ministry of finance completes its investigations.  Officials say the president wants to ensure corrupt people are not hiding behind “ghost” companies to steal public funds.

Local media quoted a statement released by the president’s office following Magufuli’s unannounced visit to the central bank. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.