The National Civil Society Union of Liberia (NAcSUL) has rubbished allegations that Senator Albert Chie, President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate has misappropriated money meant for the salary payment of staffers at the Capital Building and calls for calm amongst members of the staffers concerned as all efforts are being exerted to resolve the matter. The Union expresses dismay over the failure of some media institutions to give the matter due diligence before blowing it into the air.
In an unsigned statement issued to media houses yesterday, the union observed that its attention was gripped by a series of demonstrations staged by the legislative staffers in demand of their salary and arrears and had pointed accusing fingers towards Senator Chie, the act which the union terms as embarrassing. The union said after conducting its own impartial investigation, it came to the conclusion that the salary and arrears of no employee was ever placed in the care of Senator Chie that was not onward disbursed to the intended staffers.
“We are disturbed by this unfounded allegation levied against the character of Senator Chie and herein condemn it in the strongest term while urging the staffers to exercise patience as their salary and arrears issue will be settled swiftly as assured by the office of the Pro Tempore”, the release said.
Meanwhile, the union said it was expressing its deepest satisfaction with the Pro Tempore for his able leadership of the Senate which has over the years led to the stability and unity that the Senate now experiences. The release further said the Pro Tempore is a leader who has helped over the last three years to ensure that the Senate of the 54th legislature is active, people-centered and hard-working for the greater good of the country and we wish to urge him to continue his work and avoid being detracted from same by people who are wrongfully his enemies.