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Report reaching the New Dawn says Turkish mining company MNG Gold has dismissed 32 employees in Bong County.

According to the report, the company’s decision to layoff the 32 employees results from a recommendation from Senator Henry Willie Yallah and Electoral District #1 Representative Albert Hills.

There are claims that the two lawmakers want the company to employ members of their security firm instead of getting security from nearby communities.

The dismissed employees are said to be planning protest against the company to claim the attention of Bong County authorities.

There are suggestions that the Community Liaison Officer of MNG Gold Keith Gboe is dissatisfied over the action of the company to have dismissed the workers.

An official of the company who prefers not to be named states however that it is important for the dismissed employees to talk about their monthly salaries and benefits, instead of questioning the company about their dismissals.

It can be recalled that recently Senator Henry Yallah and Representative Abert Hills, Jr., trained several men in David Dean Town in Kokoyah Statutory District to take over the MNG Gold security department.
But executives of the Turkish mining company were said to have earlier rejected the two lawmakers’ decision.

Our correspondent says the dismissal of the MNG Gold employees has brought total mixed feelings among citizens in Bong County.

Many of the dismissed workers have threatened to take legal action and say they will seek Labour Ministry’s intervention to address their benefits.

When contacted, Senator Yallah and Representative Hills say they will clarify in the soonest possible time.

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong –Edited by Winston W. Parley

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