President Sirleaf Orders GSA Boss to Temporarily Take Charge of Bureau of Vital Statistics to Restore Order, Cleanliness

Thursday, 15th June 2017

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Monrovia, Liberia: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has ordered the Director-General of the General Services Agency (GSA), Madam Mary Broh to take temporary charge of the Bureau of Vital Statistics at the Ministry of Health so as to restore order, cleanliness and systems.

The directive comes after President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf paid a surprise visit to the Bureau today June 15, 2017 and discovered unprecedented  filth at the exterior and interior with garbage and litter strewn all over the offices. The President also observed that important documents were haphazardly scattered on the floor with no proper filing system.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf has also urged the general public to exercise patience and understanding as the Bureau will remain temporarily closed for a short period while Madam Broh and her team work to restore cleanliness and order. The government is to initiate the automation of the records and data at the bureau during the period of closure to the public.

Meanwhile, the President has ordered the Director of the Bureau of Vital Statistics at the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare, Mr. Solomon Barton to report himself to his boss – the Minister of Health, Dr. Bernice Dahn for administrative review.

Already, the team from the GSA under the supervision of Madam Broh has begun work aimed at giving a facelift to the facilities of the Bureau. The GSA is statutorily responsible for the maintenance of all public buildings and assets.