After legislative staffers threatened to barricade the Capitol Building if the Liberian Dollars portion of their salary arrears were not paid, the Senate’s Ways, Means, and Finance Committee says that portion was eliminated during the government-wide ‘salary harmonization’ process.
Montserradoâ€™s Senator Darius Dillon has updated the public with the breakdown of benefits allotted to members of the Liberian Senate.
Unity Party announced on Tuesday that it has suspended the membership of eight senators for failing to adhere to its position in voting for the impeachment of former Supreme Court associate justice, Kabineh Jaâ€™neh.
Defendants in the Global Witness corruption case have pleaded not guilty to court charges.
Citizens in Margibi are requesting Senator Jim Tornonlah to accept the proposal to cut down his salary and benefits.
Barely one week after a proposal calling for a reduction in the salaries and benefits of public officials was presented to the Liberian Senate, some senators have strongly rejected the proposal.
Several citizens have welcomed a proposal from three members of the Liberian Senate for a 25 percent reduction in the benefits of public officials as an austerity measure against the continuous decline in the countryâ€™s economy.
Global Witness, a corruption watchdog that focuses on issues related to natural resource exploitation, has released a report implicating several Liberian government officials in a corruption scandal involving the publicly traded British firm Sable Mining.