By Alva Mulbah Wolokolie
One day after widows of former AFL soldiers seized the grounds of the Capitol Building and naked themselves in demand of their husband’s benefits, the leadership of the House through its Speaker, Alex J. Tyler, met the women yesterday and held a closed door discussion.
The detail of the discussion was not known to the public because journalists were not allowed to enter or do coverage of the discussion in the first conference room of the House of Representatives.
According to sources in the Capitol Building, the meeting which lasted for over two hours with the naked women’s leadership was presided over by Speaker Tyler supported by Grand Gedeh County Representative, Zoe Emmanuel Pennue.
After the meeting, Speaker Tyler went to session and briefed his colleagues that discussion with the women continues today May 30, 2014 after which, he would report to plenary the outcome of the meeting.
On Tuesday of this week the women stormed the Capitol Building preventing members of that August Body from leaving or entering the compound. They claimed that the government of Liberia is obligated to them financially since the death of their husbands during the country’s civil war.
But government through the Ministry of Defense has repeatedly announced since 2009 that it does not have a dime for ex-soldiers because several payments have been made to them as benefits.