The Revolutionary National Youth League of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has commended President George Manneh Weah for what it calls his extra ordinary performance at the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
In a statement issued over the weekend, the group said the case made on behalf of the Liberian people is a justification of his commitment to service thereby living within the confines of the hopes and aspirations of the governed.
“We want to further applaud the President for the responsible leadership exercised when he instructed the Minister of Health to have immediately returned from the UNGA to address the situations faced by Health Workers that resulted into a nation-wide go-slow action thereby experiencing the dereliction of duty.
“The Youth League is strongly convinced that the Health Workers had a genuine case but the approach of shutting down all health facilities in the country and ignoring the “Hippocratic Oath” is a total disservice to the profession and a defilement of the Oath they swore to uphold,”
Meanwhile, the group said while they frown on the approach used by the Health Workers, they also want to categorically and unequivocally call upon the Minister Finance and Development Planning to be very proactive when it comes to paying the remuneration of not only the Health Workers, but every Civil Servant and those who are in the employ of the government.
“The Youth League does not countenance the constant delay in salary payment and the fact that people have to demonstrate or create an unfavorable balance that threatens the stability and tranquility of the state before the Ministry of Finance acts. The argument of Payroll Scrutiny and Harmonization which is good intent and scheme by the government should not be the justification for salary delay,” the statement said.
The Youth League added: “the Youth League sees the protest action by the Health Workers and the so-called prompt respond by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning as a misstep and urges the Minister of Finance and Development Planning to meticulously tread the path of prevention as opposed to cure.”
“The Revolutionary National Youth League, in an unambiguous tune, also extend revolutionary commendation to members of the 54th National Legislature for the patriotic stance taken in accepting to cut their allowances and benefits by a lion thirty one percent (31%), an act that is in full support of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) and the recovery process of the Motherland. This action of theirs is a manifestation of their commitment to bettering the lives of the underprivileged Liberian people, something that could not happen with the Unity Party regime,” the group added.