Somalia launches civil service audit

By Asad Cabdullahi Mataan

Somali government on Sunday launched Human Resource  (HR) Audit to establish the government employee and payroll data for the first time since the 1990s.

The Audit of the civil servants is aimed at smooth-running the Public sector amid concerns of an unknown number of ghost employees.

Somali Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Kheire who officially launched the exercise in Mogadishu said the move will help the government to get full data on its workers and their conditions.

“HR-audit that I have launched aims to correct employee HR and Payroll data. The audit will help evaluate the state of FGS (Federal Government of Somalia) civil service and policies to determine overall effectiveness,” said the Prime Minister in a twitter post.

The exercise is scheduled to start on Monday at the office of the Premier with aim of critical in policy formulation.

“The HR-audit exercise will begin tomorrow (Today-Monday) in my office. The exercise seeks to identify civil servants, their working conditions and how we can make sure they are supported,” Kheire noted.

The exact number of the government workers yet to be unvailed but in 2017 national budget, the government had allocated $128 million for over 5500 employees.