Re-documentation System Introduced at Internal Affairs
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has launched a re-documentation of its personnel. The project is intended to modernize the Ministry’s workforce. According to the ministry, the program will help provide transparency and reduce corruption.
Internal Affairs Minister Blamo Nelson said at the launching ceremony in Monrovia that when completed, the excise will ensure the establishment of a merit-based personnel management system, noting that the system will provide necessary information on personnel qualification, as well as emphasize the need for capacity building and maximize productivity.
Minister Nelson clarified that the computerized system will in no way be intended to witch-hunt any one, but rationalize the payroll system to ensure just compensation and benefits to employees. The Internal Affairs Minister also noted that under the system, employees will be numbered to guide against favoritism and nepotism.
Also speaking, the Deputy Minister for Administration Varney Sirleaf said the process will cover all employees of the Internal Affairs Ministry, including local county officials and employees, as well as and members of the National Traditional Council.
Minister Sirleaf claimed that there were individuals within the ministry allegedly receiving pay checks for the dead, adding that with the new system in place, all employees will be entitled to their own benefits and salaries.
According to him, the excise which begins immediately is part of the Ministry’s 150-day deliverables. He called on employees of the ministry to exhibit maximum cooperation with the re-documentation team to ensure success.
He admonished the various county superintendents to provide sufficient education for un-lettered county officials, including chiefs and members of the traditional council.