The National Civil Society Union of Liberia (NACSUL) has commended the Communication Director of the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP), Davis Beekeh, for his dedication and diligent service to the entity over the years, but frowned on the NASSCORP management for abruptly retiring the dedicated servant of the institution.
“We have worked with and followed the activities of Davis Beekeh at NASSCORP, and we see him among the finest communication directors the nation can boast of, as he has served as a true gatekeeper in demystifying false information against the entity and providing facts that the public can rely on,” NACSUL noted in a press release.
According to the civil society organization, Beekeh is an acclaimed communication specialist who understands media relations, with cordial working relationships with the media landscape. The group noted that Beekeh, who went to the position with vast expertise in communication, has over the years increased his portfolio and added value to the communication department of NASSCORP.
“Davis Beekeh’s name is a household name in the communication field, and it is seemingly impossible to completely drop him from the communication sector while he is still alive,” NACSUL stated.
The group noted that Beekeh’s length of time with the NASSCORP has earned him acclamation and moral standing, as he has never been accused of malpractice or corruption throughout his stay with the entity; as such, Beekeh deserves a befitting departure from the entity and not an impromptu notice of retirement.
NACSUL expressed frustration in the NASSCORP management for the manner in which Beekeh was relieved from his post. The group noted that the Pension Law provides for an employee to be served a retirement notice six months to one year before the retirement takes effect, but this was not followed, as Beekeh was notified on May 7, 2021 and was retired at the end of June 2021, which is far less than two months.
“This is bad administrative practice under the watchful eye of Director-General Dewit VonBallmoos, an individual who believes in best practices. Beekeh’s abrupt retirement should claim the attention of Director VonBallmoos and instigate his intervention,” the civil society organization urged.
The National Civil Society Union of Liberia has called on the management of NASSCORP to revise its decision, reinstate the Communication Director and give him due process, in line with the Pension Law of the Republic of Liberia.
“When we recently spoke with Beekeh, we observed that the abrupt retirement is causing him emotional distress and mental anguish, which we see as unfair to the dedicated servant who has served the entity for over 38 years. Beekeh needs to be reinstated and given a notice of retirement on time, as this could get him to adjust and give him time to decide on his next course in his endeavor,” NACSUL concluded.