Liberia National Police (LNP) Clashed with Beaches and Waterway Workers while protesting in demand of their six months salary allegedly owed by the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning which is headed by Minister Samuel D. Tweh.
Group spokesman Wilson McDoe, in a brief conversation with reporters said they signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) with the government to pay their salaries from March through April 16, 2021.
He added that due to the government’s alleged failure to pay them their salaries, it got them so angry that they staged a protest in Monrovia on Monday May24, 2021, before the Finance Ministry to draw government attention to pay them.
Wilson said that while in the protest exercise, the Police Support Unit (PSU) of the LNP allegedly beat a few of their members. He also accused the LNP of arresting and placing many of them in jail at the Liberia National Police Headquarters without any reason.
He threatened that they will not stop the protest until the government can settle their salaries to the tune of over five hundred thousand United States dollars ($500, 000) per USD for each person monthly.
Therefore, the group spokesman Wilson McDoe called on President George M Weah to intervene and instruct Youths and Sports Minister D. Z. Wilson through Finance Ministry to pay their overdue salaries in order to avoid violence and confusion between the Beach and Waterway Workers.