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Government to employ 2,000 volunteer workers

By Edward Kennedy
Some  Liberian workers
Some Liberian workers

( About 2,000 volunteer health workers and nurses are expected to be placed on government’s payroll, following the 2013/2014 Fiscal Budget passage.

The disclosure was made Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by the Senate Committee on Ways, Means Finance and Budget, Sumo Kupee, when he spoke to mylbsonline.

Senator Kupee said: “While it is true that the Legislature did not increase civil servants’ salaries, his committee has resolved to ensure that Liberians working tirelessly for their country without pay from government are placed on payroll.”

“That was the reason why there was no increment in the salaries of civil servants,” the Lofa County Senator also said.

According to him, there are 3,000 Liberians, including teachers, health workers, and local chiefs who are working, but not placed on payroll.

“Though the13,000 Liberians are working without pay, the exercise insuring their employment will continue during every fiscal year until they are all absorbed,” the lawmaker also noted.

Meanwhile, Senator Kupee has re-affirmed that the Senate Committee on Ways, Means, Finance and the Budget will prioritize and protect the rights and welfare of civil servants and volunteer Liberian workers.


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