Labor Congress Suspends Secretary

By C. Winnie Saywah-Jimmy

The Executive Board of the Liberia Labor Congress has suspended with immediate effect its Secretary General, John Nyema Natt, for what it termed ‘administrative ineptitude.’   Reading the resolution derived from the LCC’s extra- ordinary Executive Board meeting at the J.B. McGill Labor Center on September 10, the president of the Congress, Alfred Thomas, said Mr. Natt’s attitude has brought the LLC into public disrepute.

Addressing journalists over the weekend, Mr. Thomas outlined the ‘administrative ineptitude’ as forging of signatures of some key members of the Congress while he was away and that is amounts to dishonesty in relation to Article 28 of the LCC regulations.

He said the organic laws being violated by this one individual is causing a serious embarrassment for the entire Congress leaving them with no alternative but to suspend Mr. Natt and allow him face the due process.

Mr. Thomas said the act allegedly perpetrated by Mr. Natt included the usage of the Center’s letterhead when in fact his trip was not made known to the LCC and he was not acting in the interest of his national union.

He further said, “That embarrassed our affiliates and they had to send a communication to the LCC inquiring from us and that did not go down well with us too. He was even seeking asylum.”

However, when Mr. Natt was contacted via mobile phone, he said he would not deem it timely to comment on the issue because he has just a schedule meeting with the Executive Board and that he had just returned to the country.