Following days of violent protest that erupted in demand of salary arrears by workers of the Guthrie Rubber Plantation, calm has returned to the Plantation. Information Minister, Dr. Laurence Bropleh revealed the information at MICAT’s regular press conference on yesterday, July 23, 2009, that citizens of the area as well as others are now going about their normal activities.
According to him, he has made some consultations with Justice Minister, Cllr. Christiana Tah and has revealed that some commitments have been made for the payment one month of the balanced two months debt. He said that the workers were quite recently paid an initial month.
Dr. Bropleh said that he could not hastily confirm as to whether there were arrests made by the Liberia National Police (LNP) during their operations in the area because he has not received briefing from the LNP but said that he had hoped that justice would take its due course to deter would-be violator.