Gambia’s Social Security Junior staff demands MD to resign

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHF) junior staff have took to the streets this afternoon in demand for their Managing Director to leave office immediately.
The staffers who showed their discomfort with their boss for what they called his refusal to “comply” with them, protested in a walk from their office to the State House gate in Gambia’s capital city Banjul where they were stopped by the military.
Many believed that the managing director wanted to introduce reforms in the corporation to hold some staffers accountable for some missing finances during former president Yahya Jammeh’s tenure.
In July last year, President Adama Barrow established a commission of inquiry to probe financial activities of public bodies, enterprises and offices as regards to their dealings with the country’s former President, Yahya Jammeh. The commission was first given a three-month mandate but is still continuing to sit.
During testimonies of former government officials before the commission, revelations were given how former president Jammeh ordered the withdrawal of millions of Gambia dalasi from the Social Security accounts, including pensioners fund.

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