After 6yrs 500 LIS Officers Get CSA Biometric Identification
MONROVIA: The Civil Service Agency under the guidance of Director General Laurine Wede Johnson has issued 500 biometric Identification cards to officers of the Liberia Immigration Service following 6 years of wait.
The CSA boss, addressing the official turnover ceremony at the LIS office in Sinkor, said “We are delighted and really excited to be at the LIS this afternoon to issue for the first time, over 500 biometric identification cards to officers of Liberia Immigration Services. This is a true manifestation that the Government of Liberia is serious with managing the Wage Bill and ensuring the proper people are enlisted in Government and not ghost employees”.
She said “this is a true manifestation that the Government of Liberia is serious with managing the Wage Bill and ensuring the proper people are enlisted in Government and not ghost employees. Biometrics Identification Cards are essential to enroll and proper information about every Civil Servant in the Government”.
This new administration, she said “under the farsighted and dynamic leadership of His Excellency, Dr. George Manneh Weah is finally getting away with the Ghost Workers that have haunted it for many years, with the Wage Bill becoming unsustainable leading the Budget to struggle to pay the real civil servants and pensioners”.
She mentioned “there are over 44,000 Civil Servants in the Government and we will ensure they are enrolled before the end of first quarter in 2019. We know and inherited an unscrupulous Government system. So, by utilizing biometric identification system to eliminate ghost workers, all civil servants can be uniquely identified thus virtually eliminating duplicate registration in all forms”.
In his remarks, LIS Acting Commissioner Moses Yebleh said the biometric I.D cards are like a dream come true for officers of the Service. “It is like a dream come true. This is a process we thought would have been done during the last regime”.
“Some took the I.D cards since 2012 and we did not get it until now. We are happy now because under the government of President George M. Weah our dreams have come to fruition”, he said.