Source: The News
The Secretariat and Administrative Support Staff Association of the Ministry of Health (SASAMOH) has been officially launched with former Chief Justice criticizing the continued sexual abuses against female workers. Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott claimed that female staffers continued to be harassed and abused by their bosses on a daily basis.
Speaking Wednesday, Scott said although female workers are hired to professionally aid their bosses in the discharge of their duties, but they are seen as 'sexual staffers' by their bosses.
Cllr. Scott stressed that such behavior by some bosses against their female workers is wrong and must be stopped.
She wants a law to be enacted to punish anyone who will sexually abuse or harass his female staff.
She revealed that the code of conduct bill that should protect employees does not have any protection for female staff, a portion she wants to be included by the Legislature.
For his part, Senate Pro-Tempt Gbehzohngar M. Findley acknowledged that secretaries and administrative staffers are faced with difficulties in the discharge of their duties.
"Those of us who are in executive positions don't seem to understand the difficulties you are faced with; you are more important to us because without you, we will not perform so we as bosses must appreciate you," Pro-Tempt Findley said.
Pro-Tempt Findley said he would ensure that female staffers are protected by the Code of Conduct bill.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary to the Minister of Health, Madam Quitina B. Cooper, said secretaries in Liberia are working under difficult circumstances and still using manual typewriters.