The Head of Civil Service and Secretary to Cabinet, John Sumailah has cautioned civil and public servants absenting from work following announcements of 24 June presidential election result.

My attention has been drawn to reports that following the June 24 Presidential and General Elections, there are noticeable low attendance of public and civil servants at work across MDAs,” Sumailah said.

He added that their absence has resulted in the unavailability of service in MDAs.

The Head of Civil Service reminded Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Departments that it is unethical for public and civil workers to absent themselves from work.

Unauthorised absence from duty is in violation of the Civil Service Code, Regulations and Rules,” he said.

Sumailah promised that action immediate action will be taken to discourage the practice from public and civil servants.

On-the-spot checks will henceforth be undertaken to monitor the situation and defaulters will be brought to book,” he said.