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GSA Coordinator Calls For More Manpower
By Chris Nyenapee, LINA Grand Gedeh County Correspondent
ZWEDRU CITY, June 10 (LINA) -The General Services Agency (GSA) Grand Gedeh County Coordinator, Humphrey G. Kai, has called for increased manpower and logistics to make the agency more functional and effective in the county.
Mr. Kai pointed out that at present he is the only bonafide GSA employee, while others are working as volunteers.
Speaking in an interview with the Liberia News Agency recently, Kai said an agency with such enormous responsibility of managing government’s properties cannot be effectively run by one employee.
“Those volunteers need to be employed to make GSA more functional and do those things it should do to win more public trust, credibility and confidence,” Kai added.
He suggested the employment of a mechanic, carpenter, mason and painter to do minor repairs, noting that this will boost the maintenance of government properties like vehicles, furniture and public buildings.
Kai said upon assumption of duty in December 2013 he requested the declaration of public assets by all ministries and agencies of government in the county with a target date of June 30, 2014.
He said this measure was instituted to gather information on government assets and establish a new record system for the county authorities and GSA central office in Monrovia.
According to Kai, government properties are houses, vehicles, motorbikes, computers and furniture that were given either by government or non-governmental organizations, adding that they also include parks and playgrounds acquired by government.
He told LINA that all those who have not sent in their list of assets should do so before July this year or face administrative action.
Meanwhile, the GSA coordinator wants people squatting on government properties in the county, including the telecommunication compound, old city hall, old government hospital, LEC compound, old military barracks, new city hall and other structures in Zwedru, to begin relocating or be evicted