The plenary of the Liberian Senate has cited the Minister of Education to appear this Thursday to address the issues of hike intuitions and removal of names from the payroll of the Ministry.
Plenary action was based on concerns raised by Senators Edwin Melvin Snowe and Abraham Darius Dillon of Bomi and Montserrado Counties respectively.
According to the two Senators, Primary and Secondary institutions are about to open, as such there is a need for Minister Ansu Sonii to appear so as to bring the Senate up to speed on measures taken against the unprecedented hike in tuitions and fees.
Speaking Tuesday, during the 3rd day Sitting the Special Session of the Senate, the two Senators disclosed that the Senate had previously mandated the authorities of the Ministry of Education to reinstate the retired Teachers, but said the mandate is yet to be honored by the MOE authorities.
Senators Snowe and Dillon want concrete actions that will make it mandatory for the authorities of the Ministry of Education to act accordingly.
According to a Senate Press Release, the Plenary of the Liberian Senate has also mandated the Secretary of Senate to communicate with the authorities of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to submit the payroll of the ministries of Education, Health, and Internal Affairs respectively for onward submission to the President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate within a period of one week.
Also following the submission of their respective payroll, Plenary wants the authorities of the said ministries, along with the Civil Servant Agency and the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to appear before the full Plenary to address issues of retirement and lack of salaries for employees of the ministries of Health, Education and Internal Affairs, especially those in the rural areas.