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Employees of the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism are accusing the Director of Human Resources, Madam Lucia Gibson, of deducting the salaries of some colleagues of theirs on the basis of absentism without approval.

An insider at, who preferred anonymity, said the alleged salary deduction contravenes Civil Servant Agency or CSA policies. The insider noted that even had their colleagues been absent for one, two or three days, such action should have been done by payroll deduction.

But when contacted, the head of Human Resource, Lucia Gibson, could not comment on the allegation because her immediate boss, whose name she did not mention, was not mentioned was not around. But after some minutes, she phoned her boss, who told her to direct our reporter to the Deputy Minister for Public Affairs, Mr. Isaac Jackson, to speak on the issue.

According to Deputy Minister Jackson, Madam Gibson was not a dictator when it comes to leadership. He said whatever she did was straightly from the Civil Service Agency policy or CSA. “This is not Lucia Gibson Policy, this is a set policy decision crafted by CSA, not a unilateral decision,” he clarified. Minister Jackson noted that Madam Gibson is a credible individual who had worked tirelessly from a professional background, indicating that Madam Gibson is being supervised by both Deputy Minister for Administration and Assistant Minister for administration.

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