29 Jan, 2021 10:00 am

Liberia: Staffers Besiege Speaker's Office

Protesting staffers at the House of Representatives Thursday besieged the office of Speaker Bhofal Chambers, demanding component of the Liberian dollar salaries that were allegedly deducted over a period of 17 months.

The aggrieved staffers claimed the leadership of the House of Representatives cut their salaries for the past one year and five months without providing them any reason.Marvin Cole pleaded with the aggrieved staffers to leave the Speaker's Office, promising that they (Lawmakers) were going to discuss their plight in session.The aggrieved staffers were represented by spokesman Charles Brown.At the Judiciary late last year, aggrieved staffers protested for the same purpose, which led protest leader Archie Ponpon setting himself ablaze before the Temple of Justice in Monrovia.

However, after several minutes of fruitless effort Thursday, Sinoe County District # 3 Representative Matthew Zarzar and Bong County District#3 Representative J.The leadership was represented by Pro-Tempore Chie, Senators Milton Teahjay of Sinoe County; Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence, Grand Bassa County; Prince Moye of Bong County; Emmanuel James Nuquay of Margibi and Saah Joseph of Montserrado County, respectively.

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