LRA Debunks Newspaper’s Report On ‘Wrongful Dismissal’

Elfrieda TambaThe Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) says its attention is drawn to a story published Friday, April 22, 2016 on the front page of the Inquirer Newspaper captioned “Labor Cites LRA Authority Again.”

The paper reported that the LRA was being cited by the Labor Ministry in connection with a complaint filed by one Mr. Douglas M.V. Jones, who claimed ‘wrongful dismissal’.

According to the Inquirer’s report, the LRA had earlier appeared at the Labour Ministry’s hearing and assured that Mr. Jones would be reinstated before April 20, 2016, but failed to do so. This is upright falsehood.

However, the LRA wishes to clarify that the report and claims of ‘wrongful dismissal’ reported by the Inquirer and Mr. Jones is false and misleading.

The LRA said Mr. Jones was recruited by the LRA as Public Affairs Officer, but failed to perform to expectation as required by the TOR of the position, and his employment was terminated after his probation period.

The LRA stressed that Mr. Jones was terminated for poor performance reasons. He also signed his probation appraisal form at the end of his probation period.

The LRA says it remains resolute and will not be dissuaded by falsehood as well as unprofessional and unbalanced reporting.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.