President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has ordered General Services Agency (GSA) Director General Mary Broh to temporarily take charge of the Bureau of Vital Statistics at the Ministry of Health to restore order, cleanliness and systems there.
An Executive Mansion release issued in Monrovia Thursday, 15 June says the directive comes after Mrs. Sirleaf paid a surprise visit to the Bureau on Thursday and discovered unprecedented filth at the exterior and interior of the entity.
Mrs. Sirleaf has ordered the Director of the Bureau of Vital Statistics at the Ministry of Health Mr. Solomon Barton to report himself to his boss, Health Minister Dr. Bernice Dahn for administrative review.
The Executive Mansion speaks of garbage and litter strewn all over the offices at the Bureau of Vital Statistics. It says President also observed that important documents were haphazardly scattered on the floor with no proper filing system.
She has therefore urged the general public to exercise patience and understanding as the Bureau will remain temporarily closed for a short period while Madam Broh and her team work to restore cleanliness and order.
The government is to initiate the automation of the records and data at the bureau during the period of closure to the public, the Executive Mansion says. Already, a team from the GSA under the supervision of Madam Broh has begun work aimed at giving a facelift to the facilities of the Bureau. The GSA is statutorily responsible for the maintenance of all public buildings and assets. –Press release