Officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) risk forfeiting their monthly salary without valid national identification cards, as the LNP administration has set the national ID as precondition for disbursement of salary.
The pronouncement was made thru the LNP Human Resource Department to all sectional heads at the National Police Headquarters in Monrovia.
No police officer is allowed to receive salary check unless such officer presents a valid identification card from the Center for National Identification in Oldest Congo.Police spokesman Moses Carter confirmed the information, but did decline to elaborate.
Officers are to also submit their National ID card to the Finance Department to have their names processed through the LNP account.
As a direct result of the situation, dozens of LNP personnel were seen Tuesday at the offices of the Center for National Identification Card in Congo Town to acquire their identification cards.
Some personnel of the LNP had initially overlooked the pronouncement, not until they were denied their salary check.
Besides the LNP, other ministries and agencies of government have also set the national identification card as precondition for salary disbursement.
This paper gathers that the decision by the Government of Liberia (GOL) is to ensure ghost names currently on the payroll are removed.
-No National ID, no salary
By Nathaniel T. Briggs (UL Mass Communications Dept.) –Editing by Jonathan Browne