Some 595 civil servants in Mauritius, who have been suspended from their duties over suspicions of wrongdoings, have cashed over Rs400 million of taxpayers’ money for the last 12 years.
According to figures revealed by Defi Media, the 595 government employees were collectively paid Rs 409.8 million from 2010 to August 2022.
To this day, the Mauritian government continues paid millions of rupees every month to 211 civil servants who are still suspended. It is suspected that many of them may have secretly taken side jobs or started their own business.
According to Defi Media, the Director of Audit has been sounding the alarm since 2008 on what it considers as a waste of public funds.
However, it seems that for the part two years, an inter-ministerial committee has been trying to find ways to save this public money, but in vain.