BWWP Head Monitor of New Kru Town, Decontee Woto, has applauded the Coalition for Democratic Change led-government for releasing over $588,000 to pay beach workers in Montserrado County.
The government’s action through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning is in fulfillment of an MoU signed in March of this year between the project leadership and national government to pay their balance of US$1M in 2021.
Speaking to Dakpannah 24 News Monday, the head monitor of the Reclaiming Liberia Beaches and Water-ways Project for the Borough, Decontee Woto thanked President George Weah for living up to his words.
Decontee Woto also lauded Finance Minister Samuel Tweah, Youth and Sports Minister Zeogar Wilson and others for working in line with the MoU.
He said the total amount of US$ 588,335 released by government last week, is being used to fully pay all manner workers, while supervisors are only receiving a portion of their monies, noting that the over two thousand workers who are receiving their salaries are from Hotel Africa, New Kru Town, West Point, PHP, Sinkor, Congo Town and ELWA respectively.
According to the Beaches and Water-ways Project Head Monitor of the Borough of Krutown, the total owed by national government is US$ 79,165, expressing optimism that said amount will be fully paid by the government on or before December, 2021 to enable the remaining workers to get their full salaries.
“The amount remaining is little and we believe that we will get the balance from now to December of this year, and this money is timely, when government even pays during the festive season, it will still be timely because parents will take the advantage to buy their children’s clothes and other things for the home during Christmas”
“We encourage our workers to remain patient as they have always been over the period, because government will implement the payment”, Woto stressed.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the Reclaiming Liberia Beaches and Water-ways Project is calling on President George Weah to begin the “REALISE Project” which is replacing the Reclaiming Liberia Beaches and Water-ways Project, adding that it was agreed upon in the Memorandum of Understanding that the new project would have taken over after dissolving the initial project.
Decontee Woto also believes that the new project when officially begins operations, it will be a milestone achievement for the CDC government and the interest of many struggling citizens in the country.
Woto further admonished national government to properly organize the REALISE Project so as to avoid any influence as was done in the Reclaiming Liberia Beaches and Water-ways, stressing that this time around, the new program will fully be controlled by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.