Busia County staff who will fail to declare their incomes, assets and liabilities will have their salaries stopped.
The department of Water, Irrigation, Environment and Natural Resources staff were warned during an induction course by Director Finance and Administration in the Department of County Public Service Board Martin Sikolia.
He said it’s mandatory for the staff to fill wealth declaration forms by 31st December every year.
” It will not be a walk in the park in 2021, officers who will fail to fill the forms by the set deadline will cease to be on the payroll and they risk a fine of Sh1 million or jail term of one year,” he said.
Sikolia told the new staff to adhere to work etiquette, noting that those who will not discharge their duties will be forced to retire early.
A member of the board Patrick Afwande told the new staff to count themselves lucky to get an induction course before they assume office.
He told them to work diligently and adhere to their own values and principles and to serve people better and progress in their careers.
“Observe ethics by virtue of being public servants, don’t stagnate, dream that you will advance through hard work and education career,” he said.