Speaking on Friday to a group of health staff at the Torit Civil Hospital in Torit County, the new State Minister of Health Sam Felix Makuja openly criticised the act and said such practice was ‘unethical’ and gave the civil service a bad name.
“I have even met a number of officials drunk at their work stations besides receiving reports from different part of the town. It is unfortunate as drunken staff can scare the sick thus worsening their conditions”, he said.
At the State Ministry of Information and Telecommunication, the newly- appointed Minister Nasike Allan Lochul expressed shock at the practice by some officers and cautioned that stern action will be taken against them.
Meanwhile the State Governor Brigadier General Loius Lobong Lojore has threatened to interdict any civil servant found drinking during official working hours.
He has also asked bar owners to limit opening hours so as to deter the officials from wasting their time in bars instead of serving the public.