FLY, LINSU, SUP including other organizations: Health Workers Association, MRUYP-LC etc planned a showdown against the government for several vices that since engulfed the country.
To the dismay of the public, a meeting held 13th April shut the entire protest down on the request of Ali Krayee, Head of the Imam Council of Liberia.
Others in the meeting according to information were Finance Minister Samuel Tweah, Youth and Sports Minister D. Zoegar Wilson and Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Koijee amongst others.
Key amongst many reasons the protest was halted according to information gathered by Whistleblower is that FLY, LINSU and others have not had their budgetary allocation coming forth for months with all efforts proving frutile.
The institutions: FLY, LINSU and others have been finding it difficult to source out their payment from budgetary allotment while Health Workers are yet to get their hazard pay plus other emoluments.
Unfortunately, the core issue of the protest, self benefits of the groups, was never disclosed to the public except that the head of the Health Workers disclosed in an interview ‘ They promised to give the Children Money they owe them.’
The groups request highlighted in many dailies focused on the following:
1. Renovation all public high schools under the Monrovia Consolidated School System before the end of Fiscal Year 2020/2021.
2. Pay One Million Three Hundred Thousand Liberian Dollars (1.3MLD) or its equivalent to the National Union of Liberia to benefit teachers across the country as agreed about a year ago.
3. Pay health workers their Covid-19 hazard benefit of 30,000LD each with immediate effect.
4. Reinstate all pensioned teachers and health workers below the retirement age of sixty-five (65yrs).
In a follow up release after the deal was brokered, the groups said the government has now agreed to look into their demands and the protest be called off, which was immediately adhered to.