Corruption Saga Hits NASSCORP

By: Lewis K. Glay

Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted April 14, 2005


A group calling itself the Concerned Employees to Save the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation from total financial collapse has accused management of rampant corruption at the entity.

The group allegation was contained in a 15 page statement made available to the press recently outside the premises of the corporation in Sinkor.

NASSCORP’s authorities, Orishall Gould and Varfley Dolleh were accused of gross misapplication of funds belonging to the corporation. Over $425,500 United States dollars the group alleged, has been misappropriated by the Gould-led administration at the detriment of the Liberian people.

The statement also claimed that Gould and his associates have continued to receive and diverted materials belonging to the institution for renovation of its facilities in and out of Monrovia.

The group has therefore called on Chairman Bryant to dismiss Director General Gould and his Deputy Varfley Dolleh in order to secure better future for the corporation.

But, in reaction to the allegations, Mr. Dolleh said those behind the claims were politically planted to destroy both of them (Gould and Dolleh).

He said the documents presented to the press by the group – concerned Employees to save NASSCORP from total financial collapse were earlier presented to the corporation’s Board of Directors for investigation of the same allegations against their leadership. “We were cleared of these accusations and everything is on course,” he said.
Mr. Dolleh also accused some members of the NASSCORP’s Board of Directors of undermining their leadership simply because they (Dolleh and Gould) are executives of the Congress of Democratic Change (CDC).

Though he did not name anyone, he said those who are advocating their dismissal from NASSCORP are people from the Liberia Action Party (LAP) and other political parties. “They want to bring people from their parties to replace us,” he claimed.

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