In Liberia, you do not need to rely on J Barnard Nagbe to speak the language. It is with a crash that the controller of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission slammed the door of the body, denouncing wage arrears. In his letter of resignation made public on Tuesday, this senior official also denounces the non-respect of benefits related to its function, including bonuses.
A situation that Mr. Nagbe deems « insane » and « unbearable ». « I have never had this experience in my professional life and I am never ready to endure this nonsense. I can not and will never work without pay, « he writes in his tirade relayed by the FrontPage Africa website.
The Liberian authorities have yet to respond to J Barnard Nagbe’s accusations. But according to the news site, the release of this top official is only an illustration of the Liberian government’s problems in ensuring the regular payment of salaries of its officials. Health workers as well as some officials such as teachers and MPs would also have accumulated arrears, resulting in cascading resignations, says FrontPage Africa.
Since his arrival in business, the head of state George Weah must conjugate with an insistent economic crisis that has aroused a strong challenge in the civil society and the opposition who demand measures to improve the living conditions. Taken in the grip of these demands, the Liberian president promised to redouble his efforts to meet the demands of his people.