Two years after Grand Bassa’s public referral hospital was gutted by a fire that shut down many of its departments, the Liberian Government Hospital in Buchanan has fully reopened to the public.
In an effort to resolve the impasse between the government and striking health workers that has paralyzed operations at several health facilities across the country, the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning announced on Thursday, September 26, 2019 that it has begun disbursing checks to cover the salaries of employees at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital.
A University of Liberia student group, the Vanguard Student Unification Party, is demanding that the legislature increase the institution’s budget.
A salary cut is a reduction or decrease in one’s pay or income. It is also called salary deduction or wage cut. Meanwhile, a salary harmonization simply means equal work for equal pay across government or the same position for the same salary. Salary harmonization mainly focuses on equity on the pay scale or bridging salary disparities or imbalances.
The Senate has invited the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to account for what it says was a violation of the Liberian Constitution and the Public Financial Management Act.
The House of Representatives is yet to commence discussions on the 2019 draft national budget, more than two weeks since it received the document.
President George Weah has reinstated the superintendent of Bong, Esther Walker, following more than four months of suspension.
Finance Minister Samuel Tweah has finally presented the 2019/2020 draft national budget to the National Legislature.