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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaThe wages of nearly three hundred street sweepers working with the Monrovia City Corporation have been increased.

The US$10-dollars across-the-board pay rise for the workers will take effect beginning February.

Making the disclosure last week at the Foreign Ministry, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf praised the workers for the sacrifices and commitment.

The President said the Government will review the salary structure of the workers during the budget year, according to an Executive Mansion release.

“I want to thank the Mayor (Mary T. Broh) for what she has done to turn this city around,” the President told a jam-packed auditorium of street sweepers, noting that the improvement has attracted more support for the Corporation.

The Liberian leader said the performance of the city corporation and its workers has brought pride to the country, “so when they see the city at work, they thank the Mayor, but they also thank her for the way she has worked with you and you have done the same in return.”

Mayor Broh thanked the President for the recognition and assured the Liberian leader of her continued commitment to the job.

The street sweepers, who earlier appealed for salary increment, are credited for the facelift the city of Monrovia has witnessed since the appointment of Madam Broh as Acting Mayor of Monrovia more than a year ago. She was appointed to the position by the President on June 16, 2009.

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