CAPITOL HILL, Monrovia – President George Weah has announced that his administration will work with the Legislature to increase civil servants’ salaries above the minimum wage bill beginning this fiscal year 2023.
The President made the pronouncement in his ongoing state of the nation address to the 54th Legislature.
In his address, President Weah said news that about 15 thousand civil servants are still being paid below the minimal wage bill was unacceptable and unlawful.
President Weah has also called on the 54th Legislature to speedily pass the Gender Equity bill to boost women participation in public elected offices.
The bill, sponsored by the Women’s Legislative Caucus and Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, among other things, seeks to compel political parties to include more women in key position within their respective parties.
Currently there only 10 women lawmakers out of 103-member 54th Legislature of the Liberia. Out of that number eight are in the 73-member House of Representatives and two in the Liberian Senate that comprises of 30 members in total.
K-news is following the President’s State of the Nation Address and will bring you detail.