Embattled Social Security MD sent on leave

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The managing director of the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC), Muhammed Manjang, has been asked to go on leave as the standoff between him and some staff of the corporation falls under Presidential Investigation.

A source that spoke to our reporter on the condition of anonymity said Mr. Manjang received his letter yesterday in the afternoon. The circumstances surrounding the SSHFC boss going on leave could not be established at the time of gathering the report. However, it’s believed that it’s as a result of the ongoing saga that grapples the institution for some months.

Meanwhile, Social Security staff representative at the institution’s board, Momodou Camara, was also suspended last week.

Angry staff on Tuesday locked the institution’s main gate for nearly five hours and denied staff from entering the building in demand for Mr. Manjang leaving. The matter was believed to be resolved by top security officials in the country after their intervention. However, President Adama Barrow Wednesday launched an investigation panel to probe the circumstances surrounding the whole sage.

The institution was hit by ‘staff-manger sage’ after staff accused their boss of corruption, abuse of office, and nepotism. This followed a petition they filed earlier this year to the then PAC/PEC committees of the National Assembly among other relevant stakeholders. However, MD Muhammed Manjang has since denied any wrongdoing.

Author: Momodou Jawo
Source: Picture: Muhammed Manjang