There were forecasts of budgetary shortfalls and predictions by pundits that by the year's end, public spending by Government would tumble with substantial impact particularly civil servants. Those conjectures, however the fact they caused trepidations amongst Liberians, don't seem to persist as presaged, because the man who presides over the nation's coffers has come out clear to say that, despite the reported constraints, government workers have no reason to panic come the festive Christmas Season. The Analyst reports.
Finance Minister Amara Konneh has instructed his senior management team, particularly the Expenditure Department, to ensure the timely payment of civil servants salaries across government.
A Press Release issued by the MoF Media Services says as part its unwavering commitment to serve the people of Liberia the Ministry of Finance has made payment of civil servants salaries a priority.
The head of Liberia's Treasury noted that the timely payment of salaries to Civil Servants as well as pensioners will induce productivity at workplaces and at the same time stimulate the domestic economy giving a more glaring reality to "papa na come."
Minister Konneh, in an emergency meeting with his senior management team Saturday, challenged them to fast track the salary payment issue, especially in the wake of the upcoming holiday seasons.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Finance will begin the payment of salaries throughout the country for the months of November and December beginning November 15th.