7 February 2013

Liberia: Finance Begins Payment for 25 Percent Salary Increment

The Ministry of Finance has begun payment for 25 percent salary increment for civil servants, retroactively from July 1, 2012 as mandated by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

In her annual message to the 53rd Liberian Legislature recently, President Sirleaf announced the immediate $25.00 salary increment for civil servants, including members of the Armed forces of Liberia. President Sirleaf instructed Finance Minister Amara Konneh to go ahead with the payment within 10 days.

Meanwhile, the Finance Ministry has also disclosed that the Department of Expenditure and Debt Management has rolled out the Direct Deposit Scheme in several parts of Liberia, including Sinoe, Maryland, Lofa, Nimba and Bong counties, respectively. Other areas also impacted by the scheme include Grand Gedeh and Grand Cape Mount counties.

The Ministry of Finance is calling on civil servants to proceed to the commercial banks within their counties to receive their retroactive payment which is already in effect.

The Ministry says those civil servants who do not have accounts with the local bank should liaise with their respective ministries or agencies to complete the account opening process.

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