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Liberia’s National Social Security and Welfare Corporation or NASSCORPBoard Chairperson Madam Miata Beysolow has told retired employees ofthe corporation that being retired did not mean they were tired, urging them to pursue their passion in other areas that please them.

Madam Beysolow was speaking Wednesday night, 14 December at theMonrovia City Hall where NASSCORP honored 23 of its employees, ten ofwhom were retired after long years of service. NASSCORP Director General Mr. Dewitt vonBallmoos was among the honorees for long yearsof service.

Officials of NASSCORP including vonBallmoos and his deputies, theBoard of Directors, serving employees and representatives of employershere attended the event. NASSCORP said it was proud to honor those that were retiring, sayingeach of them left legacies of commitment, professionalism anddedication that will continue to impact the corporation for years tocome.

Madam Beysolow said the retired employees were now at a position wherethey could contribute to society in other areas that they have chosen,reminding them that doing nothing was not an option because statisticshows it reduces life span.

Mr. vonBallmoos said NASSCORP will miss the retired employees fortheir services, and challenged those that will be taking over fromthem to be prepared because service was a hallmark. He said pensionfor retired employees will start in January 2017.

A representative of employers from CEMENCO, Mr. James Doe Gibson saidbeing retired does not mean that one has loss value, as he gavetestimony on his experiences of retirement to help those leavingNASSCORP to look out and take advantage of their skills.

Mr. Gibson said retirement was not a disgrace, but it meant that onehas gone through years of service and could now rest with the familywhile also doing contracts in other areas.

On behalf of employees that were certificated and awarded for longservice ranging from 10 years, to 15, 20 and 30 years, J. WaylahYehyee thanked NASSCORP for the recognition of their service andmotivation of employees. The honoree however vowed that a lot will beachieved in the near future.

By Winston W. Parley-Edited by Othello B. Garblah

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