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GoL cancels Beach and Waterways Program

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-Plans to introduce new program.

The Government of Liberia announced Friday that it has officially terminated the Beach and Waterways Program inherited from the previous administration with massive arrears which this administration settled.

“As with the bloated Government wage structure inherited, the Beach and Waterways program has been riddled with fraud, waste, ghosts, and abuse,” the statement issued Friday said.

The government noted that the administration of the program has not reflected the level of fairness, especially regarding deserving workers who are entitled to their pay. “Its recruitment has been problematic. And these have led to problems and omissions during pay, leading to protests and confusion,” the statement notes further.

It said consistent with clean up done on the Government’s broken payroll, where workers have now been placed in specific pay grades reflecting their level of skills, where the arbitrary general allowance system has been abolished, and where hiring has now been centralized at the Civil Service Agency, the Government opined that it will announce at some future date a corrective program to replace the problem-filled Beach and Waterways Program.

“The timing, rules, recruitment process, and overall governance of the Replacement Program will be communicated to the general public. The Government will discuss and settle claims under the Beach and Waterways before announcing its Replacement Program,” the statement concluded.

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