Capitol BuildingSeveral Unions and Civil Society groups Tuesday staged a sit in action at the grounds of the Capitol Building in Monrovia.

 

The protesters were demanding Lawmakers to reject the planned privatization of the Ministry of Education.

The protesters believe, the planned Public-Private Partnership being entered into will over-burden the government by bringing together groups with parallel functions.

A spokesperson for the group George Williams said the PPP will undermine strives being made to improve the sector and subsequently commercialize the country’s struggling education system.

Williams who is the Secretary General of National Health Workers Association spoke when he presented a petition on behalf of over 13 associations that participated in Tuesday’s sit-in action on the grounds of the Capitol Building.

A member of the Senate Committee on Education River Gee County Senator Comany Wesseh received the petition and urged the protesters to remain peaceful as their concerns would be forwarded to the Senate’s leadership for redress.

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