Nagbe took the decision last week amid long running accusations from opposition political parties that he and other executive members were in violation of the code of conduct by serving in key positions in the party while at the same time serving as presidential appointees.
In the wake of debates among citizens on the implementation of the Code of Conduct, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, March 14 issued Executive Order No. 83, specifying some requirements for the Office of the Ombudsman.
Despite the new law to guide the labor sector, low education and awareness from employees and employers seem to challenge the full implementation of the law.
Jeremiah Koung, representative for Nimba’s first district, has for the first time commented on the National Code of Conduct, offering a defense for the controversial law.
An article published by The Bush Chicken on April 19, 2016 revealed that in March 2015, 268 of the 610 workers employed by the China Union were Chinese nationals. This was according to a leaked document that the Ministry of Labour requires all employers hiring foreign workers to submit on a quarterly basis.
The Bush Chicken has confirmed that China Union Investment (Liberia) Bong Mines has asked the Labour Ministry to cancel dozens of work permits for Chinese workers in the employ of the company.
Rumors of threats to management and an ongoing worker go-slow has prompted the government to constitute a ministerial committee to probe the situation at the China Union Investment Company at Bong Mines.