"Today, posted on LTA bulletin is a message from the Director of Administration, citing the President freeze on the LTA's account as beyond their control hence due salaries and benefits cannot be paid. This is very troubling as LTA employees were neither aware nor involved in the decisions of executive management to lease the new building." - Concerned LTA Employees, in a communication to FrontPageAfrica
Employees at the
"We would like you to bring to the attention of Her Excellency E.J. Sirleaf that her freeze on the Authority's account is posing serious and undue hardship on LTA employees," some employees stated in an email statement sent to FrontPageAfrica Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the LTA posted on its bulletin a message from the Director of Administration, citing the President freeze on the LTA's account as beyond their control hence due salaries and benefits cannot be paid. "This is very troubling as LTA employees were neither aware nor involved in the decisions of executive management to lease the new building," the employees said.
Against the advice of the
The PPCC recommended that that LTA explore several options including the possibility of purchasing a piece of land to construct its own building from scratch or refurbish an existing government property. FrontPageAfrica has now learnt that the
"In my opinion, the integrity of the senate has been compromised, because there were sufficient evidences to indict madam weeks off misappropriation, serious credibility issue!! And two days after the rejection the committee on public utility had recommended an audit of Weeks' administration, after a public hearing. On what Basis was she confirmed?," the Senator declared.
On Wednesday, the workers said it is unfair for them to be punished for the misdeeds of their bosses." If the president has decided not to pay her appointees their
Moreover, the statement said, most of LTA employees are indebted to local banks and have their loan payments automatically deducted from their salaries on the 26th of each month (which is the LTA pay day). "As a result, these employees now fear their accounts will be automatically placed in overdraft depleting whatever little resources they may have in their respective accounts as well as the imposition of higher interest rate.
Many LTA employees are also concerned they will be unable to meet a government deadline to have their vehicles insured due to the lack of income thus making it impossible for many to report to work as scheduled. Additionally, as with other government employees, they rely on their salaries to care for their family, pay domestic workers and most importantly transport themselves to work."
The employees' statement continued: "Hence, We beseech you to bring this to the President's attention as we are no longer in the
Meanwhile, other decision makers equally responsible such as
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