Three top government officials who implicated health minister Lamin Samateh in a proposed pay list for coronavirus front-line workers, have not been suspended.
The trio, the permanent secretary, director of planning Gibril Jarju and his understudy Haddi Badjie, incurred wrath of Samateh after they’d gone ahead to include his name among a legion of drafted front-line workers who were to be paid allowances from the covid funds.
The minister was left irked by the move and threatened to carry out punitive measures in any future repeat of the act , slamming the decision to include his name without consent his as “deliberate.”
This drama was revealed in a leaked government document that went viral.
And opening up since the matter surfaced, director of services said: “With regards to what is going on social media by sending the document, that’s their opinion.
“The Honorable minister’s name appeared on a list he didn’t authorise. As you know there is a list prepared by the ministry at least to support and give a token to the frontline workers who’re exposed or could be exposed to risk.
“The minister made it categorically clear that his name must not be listed. This was said in my presence and that was an error. People are saying they have been suspended but that did not happen.”