Friday, May 24, 2013 08:50
Lawmaker Decries Working Condition In Salala
Margibi County district number five Representative, Emmanuel James Nuquaye has decried the deplorable living conditions of employees of the Salala Rubber Corporation, SRC.
Representative Nuquaye said the living condition of employees of the Salala Rubber Corporation is a very critical concern to him and will soon engage the management to ensure that its employees are provided with better housing facilities like other concessional areas in the country.
According to the Liberia News Agency, Representative Nuquaye's concern comes in the wake of mounting concern from citizens that are residing in the concessional area of the Salala Rubber Corporation in his district.
Representative Nuquaye said the housing facilities provided by the SRC Management are very deplorable for its employees as the houses used by its tappers look like 'bug-a- bug' (ant hills) and have a typical semblance of the one of stone aged people.
Representative Nuquaye said he will strongly prevail on the Management of the Salala Rubber Corporation to make sure that the issues of the wellbeing of its employees are looked into and taken care of adequately to have a better living and working environment.
It can also be recalled that during President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's nationwide tour last year when she visited Gibi District, where the SRC plantation is located; she was very shocked to see the type of housing facilities being provided by the company for its employees and called for the review of the concession agreement of the Salala Rubber Corporation with the Liberian government.
“The Salala Rubber Corporation has been in existence since 1962 and to date it is yet to change and live up to present day reality,” the Margibi County district number five representative revealed.
He then called on his constituents to remain calm as he was going to do everything within his reach to ensure that the Management of the Salala Rubber Corporation improves on its employees' housing facilities and other incentives befitting them.