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Prez Sirleaf signs Decent Work Bill into law

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President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

(elbcradio.com/June 28, 2015)-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has signed into law the decent work bill.

President Johnson-Sirleaf signed the law Friday, June 26, 2015 at her Foreign Ministry offices in Monrovia.

The bill, recently passed into law by the National Legislature, was signed in the presence of Labor and business representatives, led by Labor Minister, Neto Liegh.

Speaking during the ceremony, she lauded the National Legislature for mustering the courage and commitment to pass the law, though delayed.
The Liberian Leader admitted that enforcing laws in the country remains a major challenge.

The President then assured the Government’s determination to apply the law and called on public officials to set examples. The bill will take effect following its printing into hand bill.Also speaking, Labor Minister, Neigh Leigh, said his ministry will create awareness on the new law before implementing it fully.

Meanwhile, the Liberia Business Association (LBA) President, D. Maxwell Kemayah, along with Leaders of the Liberia Labor Congress and the Chamber of Commerce, praised the President Johnson-Sirleaf for the move.

Mr. Kemayah described the new law as a win-win situation for employees and employers alike, adding: “It will promote high standards, motivation, productivity and economic growth.”

 


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