Liberian Government Worker Sets Himself Ablaze Over Unpaid Salary

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On Monday, a Liberian Government worker identified as Leroy Ponpon set himself on fire over unpaid salary in the capital Monrovia.

According to reports, the deceased who works at Liberia’s Temple of Justice, which houses the Supreme Court – set himself on fire outside his workplace after weeks of protesting at delayed pay.

His colleague who pleaded annonymity said;

“Since last year, October, we have not received salary from the office. So we are talking about one year,”

A bystander identified as Amadou Seedebe, 34 who also witnessed the incident, said that Ponpon had been taken to hospital but that his condition was serious. Local press also reported that he is currently receiving treatment.

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