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NASSCORP holds awareness forum

An interactive forum between employers and employees organized by the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) has ended in Gbarnga, Bong County with the objective of explaining the day-to-day operations of the corporation to employees and employers for better understanding of the entity.

The Deputy Director General of NASSCORP, Nyan Twayan, noted that though salary reduction at the end of the month for social security is painful, it is meaningful for the future.

Mr. Twayan assured the gathering that NASSCORP will continue to be in the interest of employees in ensuring that their benefits were received in case of any unforeseen event.

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The National Social Security and Welfare Corporation has three schemes, but only two are currently effective. They include the Employment Injury Scheme (EIS), National Pension Scheme (NPS) and the Welfare Scheme. The Welfare scheme is not functional.

The Special Assistant in the office of Bong County Superintendent Thomas ketter, who proxy for Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy, expressed willingness in working along with the process, describing it as a good one that will afford employees and employers to know their status as well as the corporation’s obligation to their welfare. The program was attended by several organizations from Bong, Lofa and Nimba counties, respectively.


Health confab ends in Gbarnga

A one-day conference at the community level to help government reduce maternal mortality in Bong County has ended in the provincial town of Gbarnga. The conference, held at the Gbarnga Administration Building, brought together Commissioners, Paramount chiefs and some health workers from the 13 administrative districts of Bong County.

Bong County Health Officer, Dr. Samson I-zouakoi said, the meeting was aimed at reducing the growing number of maternity and neonatal deaths in the county.

Dr. Arzoaquoi said pregnancy is not a disease condition in which women should die, a situation that he described as unfortunate. According to Dr. Arzoaquoi, USAID, Rebuilding Basic Health Services in partnership with Health Goodwill Ambassador Miatta Fahbulleh were carrying out the process under the auspices of Ms Fahnbulleh.

Commenting on the perpetual absence of ambulances from the county, Dr. I-zouakoi noted that all of the ambulances donated to the Bong county Health team were incapacitated, suggesting that the cost of repairing was beyond reasonable accounting standards.

According to him, the County Health team is collaborating with some of its partners in transporting sick people to various health facilities in the county. Minister of Health and Social Welfare Good-Will Ambassador Miata Fahnbulleh urged participants to consider the meeting seriously in order to significantly transform their various districts and work places.

She called on Liberians to be independent in contributing to the development of their nation instead of always relying on NGOs and other institutions. She said when Liberians become self-reliant; the country stood a great chance of being transformed.

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