By Calvin Brooks
MONROVIA, Dec 19 (LINA) – Allowances for the newly-deployed agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Nationalization (BIN) will be disbursed beginning Friday, an official of the agency has disclosed.
According to BIN Director of Press and Public Affairs, Abraham Dolley, the Ministry of Finance released the funds on Thursday and the Bureau will start immediately to disburse the allowance of the officers in the counties.
Media reports quoted some of the BIN officers as threatening to abandon their posts if their allowance and working equipment were not made available.
Speaking in an interview with the Liberia News Agency Thursday, Director Dolley said the US$50.00 allowance was is intended for the officers to re-settle in the counties of their deployment.
He said it was unfortunate that an officer of the BIN elected to violate the code ethics of the para-military institution by going to the media to seek redress to their problem.
Director Dolley warned that BIN officers should speak to the media only on authorization, noting that failure to do so will lead to punitive action.