Legislative Staffers Vow To Die Due To Delayed 16-Months Salaries

Two staffers of the Liberian Senate crawling under one of the vehicles of Senator Chie

Yesterday. January 20, 2021 on the grounds of the Capitol Building, the offices of the Liberian lawmakers was a scene of unusual happenings when some staffers of the lawmakers crawled under vehicles in demand of their sixteen months salaries from members of the Liberian  Senate.

Over hundreds of staffers angrily besieged the grounds with some of their colleagues crawling under one of the vehicles of the President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, and Senator of Grand Kru County, Albert Chie actualizing their anger for the immediate payment of their 16 months Liberian Dollars Salary component owed by the Senate.

The Staffers led by their official Spoke person, Charles Brown are currently lying under the vehicles of the President Pro-Tempore, Albert T. Chie and others Senators.

Early last week, the Senate staff have threatened massive and uncontrollable demonstrations over unpaid salary arrears, a situation that may likely delay, if not stall, President George Manneh Weah’s 4th Annual Message to the 54th Legislature next week Monday.

The leadership of the Liberian Senate is yet to pay 16 months’ Liberian dollar salary arrears owed staffers, despite repeated assurances.

Both the leadership and the staffers have been in series of rough edges, as the aggrieved staffers continuously argue that the Senate President Pro-Tempore leadership, led by Senator Albert Chie, is indebted to them for 16 months.

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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.

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