-Resists To Sign Payroll
By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.
This paper has been reliably informed that the Auditor General at the General Auditing Commission (GAC), Yousador Gaye has reportedly refused to sign the payroll of the GAC.
Our source who begged not to be named said the Auditor General’s action is triggered by recent pronouncement made by President George Weah to reduce all public officials’ salaries.
“Our AG has hijacked our payroll by refusing to sign it on grounds that her salary cannot be cut. You know that recently the President made a pronouncement to cut all officials salaries who make above a thousand dollars and that pronouncement is taking effect this month, May,” our source hinted.
Our source stated that AG Gaye indicated that her salary cannot be cut because according to her it is legally and internationally backed, and if not settled, not a single employee at the entity would be allowed to take pay for the month of May 2018.
This alleged action on the part of the Auditor General is reportedly denying the over hundred employees at the GAC of their just benefits for the month of May, something which is said to be breeding serious tension within the entity.
Other employees are reportedly threatening a sit-in action if Madam Gaye continues with such attitude, saying that she should rather take her issue up with the President and not employees at the GAC.
“I know why this lady is taking issue with us instead of the President who cut her salary. She should rather be confronting President Weah and not ordinary employees like us,” an employee told this paper.
When contacted, the Director of Communications at the GAC, George Barpeen told our reporter that he could not comment on GAC matters according to him he was out of the GAC’s building.