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The Ugandan Government has allegedly lost 88.2 billion shillings (A$28.7 billion) from a social security scheme to fund contributions for pensioners between 2010 and 2012.
The new information follows allegations that more than 268 billion shillings (A$83.6 billion) in public funds have been mismanaged by the Ministry of Public Service.
The Thai Government has approved a draft regulation that would require Public Servants who take more than 120 working days of sick leave to retire early.
The changes will allow agency directors to dismiss staff who were sick for more than 120 working days in a fiscal year, or more than 60 days each year for two consecutive years.
Public Transport drivers in Kenya are being blamed for the country’s rising road toll.
Kenya’s Deputy Traffic Commandant, Samuel Kimaru said errant drivers and conductors were to blame for the increasing rate of road carnage in the country.
“Errant public service vehicle drivers are the greatest impediment we are having as far as addressing the issue of road carnage is concerned,” Deputy Commandant Kimaru said.
Thousands of British Public Servants serving the European Union (EU) are facing an uncertain future with speculation the United Kingdom is considering a withdrawal from the EU.
Public Servants employed by the EU institutions must be citizens of one of the bloc’s member states, with the rule applying not only to the European Commission but also to the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Court of Justice.
No member state has ever left the 27-member bloc, so there is no precedent regarding the treatment of remaining staff.
Edition 344, 15 January 2013