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Several governmental agencies including the Civil Service Agency (CSA), the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) has disclosed that the government does not owe health workers at the C. H. Rennie Hospital as it is being speculated.
Over 40 health workers on Monday July 19, 2021 shut off the main gate to the hospital to protest against what they said was the government’s inability to pay their outstanding 30 months’ salary arrears.
Speaking to newsmen recently on the ground of C. Rannie Hospital in Kakata, the aggrieved health workers explained that over the past Five years they have been serving as volunteers at the hospital.
But responding to their concern, the government of Liberia through the Ministry of information on Tuesday July 20, 2021 clarified that those aggrieved workers at the hospital were not fully employed by the government but non-clinical volunteers who were being paid from internally generated resources at the health facilities.
“These volunteers are usually absorbed and get fully employed through the Government t of Liberia direct job replacement policy and strategy once vacancies are created in their facilities and other entities of government,”
The government of Liberia in a release said as part of its engagement with the Consortium of Public Sector Workers, through the Civil Service Agency, is currently reviewing and restructuring the volunteering policy across the health and education sectors and wants to reassure volunteers that permanent employment and subsequent placement on the government payroll will be prioritized during the upcoming recruitment from the volunteer pool.