The Ministry of Labor in Monrovia, on Monday, retired twenty-seven of its employees.
At an honoring ceremony the ministry held in Monrovia, the Minister of Labor, Atty. Neto Zarzar Lighe expressed heartfelt gratitude to the retired employees for their services to the nation, indicating that it was not the intention of the Ministry to execute their retirement, but the action was in consonance with the Civil Service Agency or CSA.
According to Minister Lighe, since his appointment at the Ministry of Labor in 2012, he has always known the twenty- seven retired employees for their best working qualities, wishing them well in their new endeavors.
“When I got my employment here in 2012, I met all these people here in the Ministry, and we work together; sometimes I even called them in my office if I didn’t understand some legal things about the labor law and we would sit together and solved our problem together. Know that you are not leaving us forever, anytime we need your assistance we will call on you,” Minister Lighe noted.
Also speaking on behalf of the Director General of Civil Service Agency during ceremony, the Deputy Director for Pension, Patience Jappah, extended the agency’s appreciation to the retirees for serving the nation.
The Deputy Director of the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation or NASSCORP, Dewitt Vonballmoos told the retirees that those retired below r the age of sixty years will not be placed on the pension list until they reach the age of the sixty years.
He further noted that such individuals could still wait if they wanted to increase their pension money.
All twenty-seven retirees received certificates and benefits after serving the Ministry for forty- seven to forty-eight year in various capacities, including Assistant Directors.
Speaking on behalf of the retirees, Mr. Phillip Williams, who served the Ministry for forty years, thanked the authorities of the Ministry and Government of Liberia for the time afforded them to serve their country and people.
By Ben P. Wesee