Immigration Officers stationed at border posts around the country are owed overtime from February to June 2019 amounting to a whooping P 11,889,071.95. This is said to have discouraged staff to the point that the quality of service they provide has declined, with employees no longer motivated despite being expected to continue working beyond normal hours.
The revelations were made in Parliament by the Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs Ngaka Ngaka, while responding to a question posed by Mochudi East MP, Moagi Bright Molebatsi. Molebatsi had asked the minister to state how much overtime is owed to Immigration Department staff at all the border posts and when staff will be paid their overtime arrears. He expressed shock at the development because government has long taken a decision to reverse the planned cancellation of overtime.