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Liberia Facing Devastating Work Boycotts From Civil Servants.

By Tina S. Mehnpaine – Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

Eugene L. Fahngon – Liberia’s Deputy Information Minister For Public Affairs at the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

Workers in government-run institutions in Liberia have intensified a go-slow, with many boycotting work over demands government pays their salaries.

Many stayed home and refused to go to work because government has not paid them for months, a civil servant told National Telegraph. Last week Public/government schools teachers decided to stay home until the government can settle up with them.

The action has extended to Ministries, agencies and other public sectors until they have received past months’ salaries. Few months ago Nurses that are on government payroll were protesting for their pay. They took to the streets of Monrovia demanding the government pays them.

Many said they have no other place to take money from to pay their children’s school fees and cater for their families. Civil servants involved with the Go-Slow action have promised to stay home until the government pays them.

The assistant Information Minister, Eugene Fahngon said, Monday December 16, 2019, government has begun paying civil servants’ salaries for the month of October and November for this Christmas season.

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