President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has assured wives of aggrieved soldiers of the Arm Forces of Liberia of government’s commitment to resolving their concerns.
The Liberian leader on met the women on Thursday, January 18, 2018, to resolve outstanding problems surrounding the compulsory savings they claimed Ministry of National Defense owed their husbands.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the President assured the women that the government will pay the money into the soldiers’ accounts over a period of time.
“I, as well as the President-elect have been briefed by the Chief of Staff of the AFL,” President Sirleaf to the aggrieved wives of AFL soldiers, who were accompanied to her Fish Market residence by the Chief of Staff, Major General Daniel Dee Ziankahn.
It can be recalled that the aggrieved wives of AFL soldiers recently blocked the main road leading to Roberts International Airport in demand of accountability for their husbands’ compulsory savings.
The President then commended the women for the professional services their husbands exhibited on behalf of the country.
“Let me use this time to commend you for allowing your beloved husbands to serve our country,” President Sirleaf said.
She then thanked the women for their patience in addressing their concerns and assured them that Maj. Gen. Ziankahn will take charge of the matter instead of the Ministry of Defense.