The NEWS (Monrovia)

20 February 2013

Liberia: Civil Servants Yet to Get Salary

Lofa County Senator George Tengbeh has written the Plenary of the Liberian Senate expressing disappointment over the manner in which public servants have been treated by the Ministry of Finance and Ecobank Liberia.

Senator Tengbeh said it was discouraging to know that public servants in Lofa have not received their salaries for more than one month from the Ministry of Finance through Ecobank.

He explained that the Ministry of Finance was compelling the civil servants in Lofa to open an account with Ecobank before receiving the salaries.

Senator Tengbeh said the only Ecobank branch in the county is located in Voinjama and it is not functioning due to apparent system failures almost every day.

He said the people of Lofa are facing problem in getting their salaries at Ecobank. The lawmaker said some of them have to walk for several hours before getting to Voinjama, and when they arrived, the Ecobank system is either down or very slow.

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