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This African country has increased working hours for its civil servants because 'they are under performing'

Well, this is the situation civil servants in Burkina Faso will have to contend with as a new government directive will now see them work an extra 30 minutes per day, according to BBC Africa .

The change which came into effect from New Year's day, will now see their working day begin at 07:30 local time and end at 16:00 with a 30-minute break, instead of starting at 07:00 and finishing at 15:30, with a long lunch break in between that often lasted for up to three hours from midday until 15:00.

The government says the change was aimed at 'improving staff performance and lateness to work.'

The change has already received criticism with as many as 50% to 65% of civil servants saying they cannot help but arrive late to work as they have to travel long distances from their homes to work and must also drop their children off at school on their way to the office.

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The government has however promised to step in and improve facilities for civil servants, including building new canteens and disabled toilets as well as making the necessary transport arrangements.

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