Gov’t Places 200 Supplementary Teachers on Regular Payroll

first_imgThe Ministry of Education (MoE) said it has placed the names of 200 teachers, who were receiving supplementary pay in Nimba County, on regular government payroll. With that development, the leadership of the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) has lauded the ministry for its decision to regularize the status of over 200 supplementary teachers.Supplementary pays are first aid expenses, premiums for appeal, but not regular as other employees’ salaries.In a statement issued on Thursday, January 31, 2019, NTAL said placing the names of teachers that were receiving supplementary pay on the Ministry of Education’s regular payroll is welcoming and in the right direction.The association said the decision did not only put smiles on the faces of the teachers, but demonstrates the ministry’s commitment in ensuring that the government’s Pro-Poor Agenda in the education sector is achieved.NTAL pointed out that the issue of placing supplementary teachers on the Ministry of Education’s regular payroll has been a major challenge for majority of teachers across the country.The association’s statement said it (the association) believes that the decision will also help to motivate the teachers for them to work harder, to enhance efficiency and productivity in their respective areas of assignment.NTAL however called on the ministry to go the extra mile by regularizing the status of other teachers whose names are on supplementary payroll across the country in order to bring relief to them.The association believes that if the MoE can address the 200 teachers’ pay system, then it has give a boost to government’s Pro-poor Agenda, specifically in the education sector.Placing names of teachers whose names were under supplementary income on the ministry’s regular payroll, build their hopes and ally fears from their minds that the government was about to delete their names from the payroll at any time.The NTAL believes that the decision of the ministry was timely and in the right direction, and added that it will go a long way in bringing relief to teachers whose names have been under supplementary payroll for a length of time.The association has meanwhile called on the ministry to go the extra mile to ensure that the rest of the other teachers, whose names are on supplementary income in the other counties, be regularized on the ministry’s payroll.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL FACING LEGAL ACTION OVER REFUSAL TO DESIGNATE BEACH BATHING AREA

first_imgEnda CraigENVIRONMENTAL campaigners may take Donegal County Council to the European courts over the organisation’s refusal to implement European laws to a beach and bathing area in Inishowen.Mr Craig has written to the council insisting that the council is legally-bound to designate a bathing area at Carnagarve – between Greencastle and Moville.“In view of the recent coming into law of EC bathing water directive 2006/7/EC, we respectfully request that our traditional bathing area be designated as required for protection under the provisions of this directive,” Mr Craig told the council in a letter released last night. “In support of our application, we declare that this bathing area, located along the shoreline of Lough Foyle between the towns of Moville and Greencastle, has been in use from time immemorial by both local people and visitors. The beach is located at the end of a Council maintained access road, Lafferty’s Lane, which leads from the main Moville Greencastle road. We attach herewith, photographs taken in recent years clearly illustrating the popularity of this bathing area with both bathers and other water sports enthusiasts. They also show the picnic area and lifebelt provided by the Donegal County Council as amenities for beach users.“Our hope eventually is to attain Blue Flag status for the beach and its contiguous neighbours as amenities are provided in the short term. This protective designation will significantly boost efforts to improve other tourist amenities in the area as well.”The Campaign for a Clean Estuary group has opposed plans for a sewage disposal plant at the site.The council said in a letter back to Mr Craig in January 2013 however the body doesn’t have the money to do it! Here’s what they said a year ago:  DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL FACING LEGAL ACTION OVER REFUSAL TO DESIGNATE BEACH BATHING AREA was last modified: February 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more