Finance Minister, Samuel Tweh, has informed members of the Liberian Senate that Government does not lack money to pay salaries as perceived by some citizens.
According to Minister Tweh, the government is committed to not owing arrears for Civil servants across the Country.
The Finance Minister further stated that there were some technical problems in the payment of salaries to civil servants for the month of October and assured the plenary of the Liberian Senate of Government’s commitment to paying Civil Servants’ salaries which commenced for the month of October.
He added that based on a mandate of President George Weah, all salaries for November will be paid on or before the 29th of November while December salaries will be paid on or before December 15 respectively.
Responding to the protest action by state prosecutors and Public Defenders as raised by the Senate, He added that the Ministry is not aware of any delay in salary to public defenders in the judiciary except for vehicles requested and salary increment which he assured could be handled in the Fiscal Year 2023 National Budget.
According to Minister Tweh, all legacy payments for the Social Development Funds will be made in the 2023 Budget Year following Senators’ dissatisfaction over the Ministers’ action of not paying money owed to each county from companies operating in its affected areas.
Minister Tweah spoke Thursday when he appeared before the Plenary of the Liberian Senate on Capitol Hill.