In the move to update the government payroll, a total of 5586 government workers have been found to be ghosts on the lists.
The process that started in 2014, involved validating public officers using the bio-metric data from the National ID database.
Public Service Minister Hon Muruuli Musaka at Media center on Friday morning, clarified that nearly 2% of all the government employees (which translates to 10,830 of them) were not validated which is still being examined further and that those who will be confirmed to be ghosts will be publicized and prosecuted.
These names are set to be published in newspapers, the minister adds. The fraudulent cases by next month will be forwarded to the Police and the Inspectorate of Government for further investigation