The Ministry of Finance has announced the disbursement of Le33.4 Billion as payment of End of Service Benefits, Gratuities and Pension arrears to former President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, Vice President and all Political Appointees of the last APC administration.

The amount represents 50% of the total amount due as payment of End of Service Benefits and Gratuities.

The total amount owing to the former President, Vice President, Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Political Appointees is Le66, 830,114,540.00.

The Government has promised to pay the balance of Le33.4 Billion in “due course”.

A former Minister in the last APC administration thanked President Julius Maada Bio for authorizing the payment. He said, “Politics or no politics, I am personally grateful to President Julius Maada Bio for his compassion…It shows that he understands the sufferings of his people… May God continue to guide and protect him”.