Health workers in Bong County are calling on the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health to help get them on the payroll.
Making the appeal over the weekend, the head of midwifery in Bong County District #4, Saye Wonmie said there are health workers in the county who have worked for the last five years without being placed on government’s payroll.
He said the situation is causing serious financial problems for the health workers with most of them sometimes wanting to stop rendering their services to the public.
According to Wonmie, if nothing is done to address the situation it could lead to some health workers abandoning their duties (strike action) for weeks.
The Bong County District # 4 Surveillance Officer made the statement when he received Ninety Thousand Liberian Dollars from the office of the district representative (L$90,000.00) on behalf of midwifery of the county.
“We appreciate you so much Mr. Robert Womba for such initiative. We believed in just a few months as a representative of this district you have made a huge difference. This money you have given us will be used for its intended purpose, you can rest assured. All we asked you now is for you to use your honorable office to help get the majority of health workers on the payroll, this is causing us a serious problem and we want it addressed,” he intoned.
According to the office of Representative Womba, the money is intended to financially support five health facilities in Bong County district # 4.
Health facilities to benefit from the financial aid includes; Gama, Bellema, Foeqelleh, Boway and Jorwah clinics.