Thousands of jobs in civil service frozen

Thousands of jobs in civil service frozen

THERE are 7 107 vacant posts in the Civil Service and nearly half of them – 2 951 – are frozen, often because of budgetary constraints, according to Prime Minister Nahas Angula.

The Prime Minister said this in reply to a question posed by DTA politician MacHenry Venaani in the National Assembly last week. Other posts in the approximately 80 000-strong Public Service were not filled because some ministries were creating new posts, others due to Cabinet decisions.”Despite the fact that some posts were frozen, the Public Service has also been growing about six per cent,” the Prime Minister said without explaining that paradox.Most vacancies exist in the Education Ministry, which has 2 813 vacant posts because of natural attrition and new posts not yet budgeted for.The Agriculture Ministry has 1 246 vacant posts, followed by Justice (387) the Ministry of Works (334) and the Environment and Tourism Ministry, where 302 posts are not filled.Other posts in the approximately 80 000-strong Public Service were not filled because some ministries were creating new posts, others due to Cabinet decisions.”Despite the fact that some posts were frozen, the Public Service has also been growing about six per cent,” the Prime Minister said without explaining that paradox.Most vacancies exist in the Education Ministry, which has 2 813 vacant posts because of natural attrition and new posts not yet budgeted for.The Agriculture Ministry has 1 246 vacant posts, followed by Justice (387) the Ministry of Works (334) and the Environment and Tourism Ministry, where 302 posts are not filled.

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