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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Barrow to solve SSHFC standoff tomorrow

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By Mafugi Ceesay

President Adama Barrow yesterday asked the angry Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation staff protesters, who marched to State House demanding his intervention on their complaints against their MD Muhammed Manjang, to give him until Thursday for a possible solution.
The SSHFC staff have been at loggerheads with MD Manjang on many issues, ranging from allegations of corruption and favoritism.
After waiting for two weeks for a response to a petition they sent to State House, the staff decided to visit the presidency.

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Both sides have addressed the media on the matter without any common grounds, creating a standoff that worried many observers who feared that this very important institution could be brought to its knees by wrangling between staff and management.
Speaking to reporters after a meeting with secretary general to the Office of the President, Momodou Camara, deputy director of internal audit and representative of the staff, said the Office of the President has decided on their claims against the MD before Thursday.

“We are claiming that our MD Manjang has not follow due protocol in sending a girl for overseas studies over many others who served for 21 or more years and among other malpractices,” Camara said.
Mr Manjang had at an earlier press conference denied any wrong doing, saying among other things, his prudent administration of the corporation’s finance did not go down well with some staff.

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