President Boakai Launches Civil Service Reform Initiative; Assure Civil Servants of Better Salaries

By: Feeme Wantee

Liberia: Liberia’s President Joseph Nyuma Boakai has officially launched the Civil Service Employees Status Regularization Project (ESRP).

The ESRP was launched on Thursday July 4, 2024 at the Ministry of Information culture Affairs and Tourism (MICAT).

Launching the intiative, Pres. Joseph Boakai emphasized the need for efficiency within the government effective governance.

“There are individuals on the government payroll who are not actively contributing, and this practice must come to an end”, he said.

In a significant move towards transparency and fiscal responsibility, the Civil Service Agency (CSA) has identified and removed 687 inactive or ghost name from government payroll.

Reacting to this, President Boakai said the CSA process will not only remove ghost and double dippers from the national payroll but will also improve the salaries of civil servant.

This action is expected to save the national government approximately $2.6 million annually.

The president added that previous government had employed over 1,000 so-called consultants, that are not working in the interest of the states and its people.

According to the President, his
deliverables is not about the next 6 years but is intended to secure the future of the next generation of the country.

Pres. Boakai also expressed his commitment to increasing the monthly salary of civil servants in all government ministries and agencies, urging civil servants to remain patient, assuring them that his government is committed to fulfilling its promises.

The ESRP aims to streamline operations within the Civil Service, ensuring that resources are effectively allocated and public funds are utilized responsibly.

The president has officially announced that his goal is to establish a lasting structure that will benefit the country, rather than merely influencing the upcoming elections.

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