A former security guard at the Modern Medical Complex says he is yet to be given his severance payment, almost a year after he and the other personnel were sent home.
Junior Quow, Georgetown resident, told iWitness News that he worked at the complex from 2015 to January 2019.
“One evening I reported to work, I saw Guardsman personnel on the compound. When I inquired, the administrator told us that Guardsman took over the contract.
“I asked them about our severance and they said that they were told that we would be taken care of after the Budget.
“The Budget came and finished and I noticed no monies came into my account. I did further inquiries and was told that the government said they have no money,” Quow told iWitness News.
Quow was employed during the construction phase of the medical facility, which opened in July 2018, and his employment continued until this past January.
He said that the permanent secretaries in the ministries of Health and Works both had to sign before they could be paid.
Quow said that while he was paid all outstanding wages, he is yet to receive payment of his severance package.
He said that about five security guards and four office workers are yet to receive their severance payment.
Quow said that when the complex opened in July 2018, the other employees were paid off but there was other work going on, so the office staff and the security officer were still employed.
He said that some of the former workers who are owed severance payment are complaining quietly.
“Every day I meet them, they are complaining, but nobody seems to be willing to come forward and air their views because most of them, they support the government, like myself. But, my thing is that I don’t concern about supporting government or whatever. I just want what is owed to me,” Quow told iWitness News.