Health extension workers hand over petition to health ministry

08 Nov 2018 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 08 NOV (NAMPA) – Eleven former health extension workers on Thursday handed over a petition to the Ministry of Health and Social Services, demanding re-employment.
The group called for the ministry to re-employ them as they have completed their in-service training but did not receive the permanent jobs they were promised.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Linyando Ladislaus said in 2016 the ministry released health extension vacancies in nine regions, for which the group applied and were interviewed for, but they only received training and were not given employment thereafter.
“The public in the rural and suburban areas are in need of our services. As a matter of fact, the ministry does not value taxpayers who contribute their hard earnings with the aim to help their fellow citizens,” Ladislaus stressed.
Celine Usiku, director of human resources and general services in the ministry received the petition and promised that the ministry will respond as soon as possible.
The health extension workers have given the ministry five working days to respond and until 30 November 2018 to give them employment.