Ghost workers cost a lot of money. Ghost workers are used to carry out corrupt practises such as collection of salaries for workers that don’t exist. Tanzania’s government has made a big step to weed out thousands of ghost workers from the public sector. This will reduce the monthly outflow of 430 billion Tanzanian shillings ($195.4 million) in salaries to employees that don’t exist.
Africa’s largest economies have also suffered from the costs of ghost workers. The governments of Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa are taking similar steps to reduce corruption.
In a statement, Jason Eisen, Founder and CTO of UTU stated that Africa is building a whole new stack of technologies that fit the continent’s particular needs.