The Ministry of Health has temporarily prohibited its staff from the use of elevators in the facility from the 1st to the 3rd floor.
In a memorandum making rounds on social media, the management instructed that no staff takes the elevator on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The directive is not a safety measure. it is purely economically influenced.
According to the Ministry, amongst other things, the directive was premised on the government’s debt restructuring and huge amount of money used in maintaining the elevators.
“As you are aware, the country is going through some Economic Restructuring. This situation has impacted on Government’s financial releases to all Public Sector Institutions. Management has also noticed the huge amount of funds expended on maintaining the Ministry’s facilities including the elevators”.
Signed by its Director, General Administration, Frank Raji, the Ministry entreated its staff to support the initiative by complying with the directive.
“Consequently, Management and all staff members are encouraged to support this initiative by complying with the directive. Counting on your usual cooperation.”