Labour Minister Nudges Voinjama Citizens To Take Sanitation Seriously

Liberia Labour Minister Moses Y. Kollie has admonished citizens of Voinjama, to take seriously; the issue of sanitation as doing so will benefit them in several positive ways including healthy life.

Speaking on Saturday, October 6, 2018, when he severed as Guest Speaker and Chief Launcher at the “Clar Weah for Clean City Campaign” in Voinjama, Lofa County, Minister Kollie believes, poor waste management and pollution situations when not properly considered, could serve as a major impediment to the well-being of residents.

 The Liberian Labour Minister, however, suggests a good determination and collective fight in controlling the system of waste management at the community and national level is necessary. Adding, taking steps in keeping the immediate surroundings clean is a step further in the right direction.

Hon. Kellie used the occasion to call on every resident in Voinjama to join the efforts of keeping the city clean and green. He believes, if the City of Voinjama is kept cleaned, community members will remain healthy and happy as an unclean environment would serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes which could lead to malaria and other complicated illnesses something he thinks, can be prevented.

As Chief Launcher of the Clar Weah for Clean City campaign, Minister Kollie donated twenty thousand Liberian Dollars, four wheelbarrows, twenty-four pairs of gloves, twelve pairs of rain boots, five shovels, and other sanitary materials intended to keep the city clean.

For her part, the Mayoress of Voinjama City, Madam Koto Harris thanked Minister Kollie for the kind donation describing him as a selfless leader who is always positive about the development of Lofa and Liberia.

The Voinjama Mayoress also promised to utilize the donated materials for the intended purpose.

 Madam Harris further underscored the need for other well-meaning Liberians especially those from Lofa county to join the efforts of ensuring that Voinjama is kept clean and can be a place that people would always want to live.

In another development, Liberia Labour Minister, Hon. Moses Y. Kollie has reemphasized that there are practical and robust steps being taken by his administration at the Ministry of Labour to ensure that the Labour Sector is reformed and can adequately address the concerns of both the employers and employees in keeping with the Decent Work Act of 2015.

Speaking on Saturday October 6, 2018 when he addressed cross-section of young people at the ‘Wologize Intellectual Forum’ in Voinjama City, Minister Kollie named the promotion of decent work environments, ensuring the full enforcement of the Decent Work Act of 2015, promoting the employment of Liberians to position that were in time past considered for aliens, timely settlement of workplace disputes among others as notable steps he along with his team has taken since February 2018.

Minister Kollie told the gathering of young leaders that, even though these steps have and continue to be taken towards the achievement of the Pro-poor Agenda of Dr George Weah, the Ministry under his administration, is still very committed to doing more in the midst of the challenges.

The Labour Ministry boss also informed the youthful gathering that, Liberia is currently operating two labour laws including the Decent work Act of 2015 which covers the private sector and autonomous agencies of government and the Civil Service Agency standing order which covers civil servants of Liberia; something he wants policy actions be taken to harmonize the labour sector of the country.

According to him, a national Labour Conference has been organized by the Ministry of Labour to be held in November so as to begin taking policy actions to address the situation and other complicated Labour challenges in the Country.

For his part, the Chairman of the ‘Wologize Forum’ Mr. Arthur Kwah thanked Minister Kollie for what he describes as informative and rewarding policy discussions regarding the reforms and positive steps by the Ministry of Labour so far.

Kwah further explained that the young people of Lofa were extremely overwhelmed by the Minister’s ability to take positive steps in improving the Labour sector in the shortest time but more steps must be considered in the future so as to see a better workplace for young workers.


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