Liberia: Mayor Koijee Appeals to Striking Health Workers

-Reminds Them Of Their Duty and Oath

Days after the mandate of President George Weah for Health Minister to replace striking health workers, Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Tamba Koijee is appealing to the aggrieved service providers to abandon their strike action and return to their post as the action is creating more troubles.

Addressing a press on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Mayor Koijee indicated that health workers are the country's true nationalists and should not allow their anger and dissatisfaction to serve at the detriment of the populace predominantly the poor.

Mayor Koijee cautioned the striking health workers not to choose paid check over saving lives or the wellbeing of citizens noting "I do not think the gross abandonment that will witness the deaths of citizens is what health workers want to use as redress."

The MCC boss claimed that strike is not the best way out as the health workers' action is causing more harm noting "I visited few clinic yesterday and I saw people struggling for help; I do not think their intent is to cause harm, to see more deaths and mass burial taking place in the country, that is why we are calling on them to abandon their strike and return to work as the government will be open."

He mentioned that health providers did not sign up for the job to allow their anger and self interest lead to death and suffering of the innocent and struggling masses.

Mayor Koijee says this should not be seen as weakness, but he does not want their action to be seen as a tool in the hand of desperate politicians.

Accordingly; MCC has dissolved its anti-covid-19 taskforce, but said community engagement and implementing partners remain in tight as the cooperation is still working to ensure active Anti-COVID-19 Case Finders are paid.

Mayor Koijee unveils that the MCC will officially communicate same with President George Weah the next move.

He further said huge progress was made by the eight thousand, five hundred active case finders relative to the COVID-19 fight, something which is being recognize locally and internationally.

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