Tanzania orders probe into "ghost workers" on government payroll

March 28, 2015 4:15 PM

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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has ordered a probe into "ghost workers" on the public sector payroll after a new audit revealed the government paid 141.4 billion Tanzanian shillings ($76.6 million) to fake workers over the past year.

"Where there is clear evidence, the officials involved should be arrested and prosecuted,” Kikwete said in a statement issued by the president's office.

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