Jobs for party members

Jobs for party members

MASERU – A popular Alliance of Democrats (AD) member, Joseph Ntakha, is using Facebook to tout people to give him proofs that they are AD members so that he helps them get jobs in government.

Ntakha, a former MoAfrika radio presenter, says even those who do not have any qualifications have been hired in various government departments because they are card-carrying members of the AD.
He says even he was hired in the same way at the Ministry of Home Affairs.
“I do not have any such educational certificate, if you want to know,” he announced.
“The only documents I have are my marriage certificate and the driver’s licence.”
Ntakha brags he did not apply for a job but “I was head hunted”.

Ntakha says many who got jobs at the Home Affairs Ministry through him only have Primary School Leaving Certificates. The Home Affairs Ministry is headed by Tsukutlane Au who is from AD.

Ntakha says recruitments in government – from as junior as sweepers and messengers – are decided at the AD offices Maseru East.
He said his leader Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki said before recruitment could be made the candidates’ list should pass through their party office for approval.

“I stand with my leader on that point and that is simply to say people who are not affiliated with the AD would not get jobs,” Ntakha said.
He said many ABC members were employed as parking marshals by the Maseru City Council.
“I cannot speak politics of lies, we will hire with lists,” he said.
He said a minister would be fired if he does not hire according to the list.
“People should meet me and register, we will give them jobs,” Ntakha said.

Government Spokesman Nthakeng Selinyane told thepost yesterday the government is aware that there are people who are encouraging Basotho to register with their parties in order to get jobs.
He said government does not have a recruitment policy “but now that this is happening we might need a clear policy”.
Selinyane said the government will not allow politically biased employment.

“The government job needs a Mosotho with qualifications and other qualities,” Selinyane said
He said the constitution abhors any form of discrimination especially in government.

Nkheli Liphoto

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