MONROVIA, Oct 15(TNR)-The Liberian government said on Tuesday that it has disbursed September salaries for teachers, a statement issued said.“The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning informs the public that salaries for teachers of the Monrovia Consolidated Schools System (MCSS) have been disbursed for September, 2019,” it said.
The release comes following protest by students from the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) in demand for their teachers’ salaries. The students on Monday embarked on the protest but at low scale.
However on Tuesday, the protest led to some students sustaining injuries and some arrests made by police. Police fired tear gas to disburse protesting
Samuel Tweah, Minister of Finance
“The Ministry states that out of the 1,223 MCSS’s teachers, nine hundred and ninety five (995) teachers with only Liberian Dollars Accounts have been paid their total salaries or 100% for the month of September in Liberian Dollars,” it said.
Protest in Liberia is becoming common in recent times. Last month, head workers and nurses embarked on strike actions in demand for salaries. That led to many public hospitals and clinics closed. After two days of negotiators, government disbursed their salaries.
“The Ministry further states that the balance of two hundred and twenty eight teachers (228) with both Liberian Dollars and United States Dollars Accounts, constituting 80% and 20% percent respectively, have already been disbursed to the GN Bank,” it said.
It is not known if there were any death.
“The Ministry adds that the Liberian Dollars component of 20% for the 228 employees has already been credited by the Bank while the USD component already disbursed by the Ministry is being processed for crediting to teachers’ accounts by the Bank,” it concluded.