Senator James P. Biney of Maryland County is asking President George Weah to appoint technocrats at the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP).
Senator Biney noted that over the years issues relating to payment of salaries and social security benefits for pensioners and employees have not been the case at NASSCORP compared to other government ministries and agencies including the Legislature.
The Maryland County Lawmaker made the request during the weekend when Liberia joined the rest of the world in observance of International Day of Older People held at a local hotel in Monrovia.
According to him, the appointment of technocrats will go a long way to prevent any form of protest at the corporation which deals with thousands of people for their pension benefits and others according to their contributions to the corporation.
He noted that politicians will not understand that funds contributed to the corporation are intended to pay social security benefits to pensioners rather than salaries for employees of the entity.
Senator Biney stressed that it is critical for President Weah to take keen note of this appointment because if anything goes wrong about pension money in the near future, in the public court of judgment, he could take the blame for not appointing technocrats but politicians.
He, however, lauded the team at the corporation for demonstrating high degree of professionalism over the years since the restructure and revamping of the entity after the Liberian civil war.
He praised former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her insight to appoint technocrats to handle the affairs of the corporation to meet up with the payment of pension scheme of retirees from the public and private sectors in Liberia.
Senator Biney maintained that this is a greater responsibility for President Weah to appoint individuals with the technical skills and professional knowledge to sustain the smooth operation of the corporation to avoid protest of pension benefits and salaries.