NTA Managing Director Falls in Hot Water
By: Joyclyn Wea
MONROVIA-National Transit Authority Managing Director Herbie McCauley has fallen into trouble with the Judiciary on Capitol Hill.
He fell in trouble when he was held in contempt for disobeying an order by Criminal Court “C”.
It can be recalled that director Herbie and his Human Resource Manager Mark Magbollah, were cited to appear before Criminal Court “C” on January 16, 2023, to answer to question on their alleged refusal to pay a redundant employee’s back pay.
Established on March 24, 2009, the objective of the National Transit Authority (NTA) is to generate revenue for the national government thus providing transport for ordinary Liberians.
The circuit court judge Blamo Dixson’s action is based on a complaint filed by an employee identified as Joyce Farngalo, former conductor at the NTA who complained that the institution was redundant him without any justifiable reason.
Farngalo complained that the National Transit Authority through its Director and Human Resource Manager has refused and neglected to settle her severance benefit, notice payment, and arrears in the sum of over Two Hundred thousand Liberian Dollars.
Accordingly, Judge Dixon, in his writ of summons for criminal contempt said the NTA officials have refused and neglected to honor the court citation thereby subjecting the court to public ridicule.
Meanwhile, the NTA managing director McCauley is expected to appear before the court on Thursday, January 19, 2023 to show cause why he shouldn’t be held in contempt of court.