Kilifi County Taskforce on Human Resource has finally presented its report before the Kilifi county executive officials led by Governor Gideon Mung’aro and his deputy Flora Chibule during their second-day retreat in Diani.
The task force in its report found a huge discrepancy in human resource management, structure, distribution, employment and salaries citing that about 100 workers are unaccounted for.
Speaking during the presentation, Jonathan Mativo who is the vice chair of the task force said the county spends over 1.5 million every month to pay about 100 casuals who could not be traced.
According to Mativo, the ghost workers came from the huge casual labourers’ list who during their headcount could not ascertain those real people from their names.
The task force which was led by Madam Flora Mapinga as chairperson and Mativo as the vice chair also found that Kilifi has a huge gap in staff employment with a deficit of over 6000 staff to be employed.
The task force indicated the county’s projection on staffing needed above 10,000 employees on its ceiling but it currently stood at about 4,000 only.
Ms Mapinga said the staff shortfall however does not indicate the period at which the county needed to employ the maximum number of staff which she said paused a huge challenge to the county public service board on the mode of
recruitment to staff.
During the presentation, the report also indicated that Kilifi ethnicity employment showed the Giriama community which stood large in the county had the highest number of members employed at above 40 per cent while 20 went to the none locals.
During the event, Kilifi governor Gideon Mung’aro expressed his gratitude to the team citing that the report had saved the county a lot of burden to evaluate its human resource base.
The governor however said he was soon going to have a sitting with the team to evaluate the recommendations proposed and come up with an action plan to have the county run a smooth operation.
The task force was formed in November last year and took six months to complete their report.