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Local group blames Weah and health minister over deaths

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The Regional Executive Director of Faith and Justice Network (FJN) of Liberia Rev. Dr. Tolbert Thomas Jallah, Jr. has blamed President George Manneh Weah and the Minister of Health Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah for the alleged deaths of Liberians at various health centers across the Country.

Rev. Jallah made the claim Friday, 4 October following a week – long strike by public health workers across the country in demand of their salaries and support to the health sector here.Rev Jallah says that many of the patients that were abandoned at health facilities in Liberia during the strike lost their lives due to the lack of medical attentions.

According to him, majority of the victims were pregnant women, children, old folks and disabled people.Addressing the media in an emotional tone in Gbarnga, Rev. Jallah alleges that President Weah and Minister Jallah are responsible for the deaths of those that died during the strike because the president allegedly refused to pay health workers.

“I am blaming President Weah and Dr. Jallah for citizens losing their lives,” he says.Rev. Jallah believes that the Health Minister should be made to answer questions in court about the health workers’ strike which allegedly resulted the loss of many lives.

The FJN-Regional Director explains that the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) policy failure is not the responsibility of the nurses, but the health minister’s policy choice to address health workers’ personnel concerns.He asserts that the CDC government is poorly handling the economy, amidst alleged rampant corruption which he attributes to the current unbearable economic situation for the oldest African nation.
Additionally, Rev. Jallah frowns at members of the 54th Legislature and the Executive over the quest of printing new Liberian Dollars banknotes.By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong—Edited by Winston W. Parley

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