Chief Baryou’s Salary Status in Limbo

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Chief Baryou: "I am working without salary."

Wants GoL redress situation

With a looming economic crisis in the country, a clan chief in Buu-Yao Administrative District, Nimba County, has informed the Daily Observer that for the past several months his salary has not been forthcoming, thus subjecting his family to hardship.

Clan Chief Patrick Baryou said since September, 2016 the status of his salary has remained in limbo, to the extent that local authorities appear unable  to address it.

“I have applied all necessary efforts through written communications, but the situation has not been addressed, neither have I been informed as to what has happened to my salary,” Chief Baryou informed the Daily Observer offices in Ganta, Nimba County.

According to him, authorities at the GN Bank, where the government usually deposits accounts, told him that his account has been dormant since September 15, 2016.

Fro Clan is located in Buu-Yao Administrative District, around the border with Ivory Coast, something the chief said was causing him too much expenses.

Chief Baryou gave his payroll number as 48 – 07 – 018 – 0073, and a salary of L$7000 monthly.

“I am totally confused over the status of my salary, because I have applied all efforts, but have yet to get my salary,” he said.

“How can I be working and not get any salary for this length of time,” Chief Baryou wondered. “But I am appealing to the Government of Liberia (GoL), Minister of Internal Affairs to please ensure that I get my salary.

“I completed the bio-metric process, but I am yet to get my salary,” he reiterated.

He explained that he visited the county office to ascertain the status of his salary, but the personnel office told him that his name is no longer on the payroll.

When contacted, Nyan Mensahn, Human Resource Officer of Ministry of Internal Affairs, in Nimba County, declined to comment. “I cannot discussed the matter on phone, rather with a reporter that will come to my office in Sanniquellie,” he said.

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