At a time when many health institutions are facing severe shortages of materials such as drugs and fuel, a Gbarpolu citizen has donated fuel to the county’s main referral hospital, the Chief Jallah Lone Medical Center.
The Senate has invited the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to account for what it says was a violation of the Liberian Constitution and the Public Financial Management Act.
In the wake of the ongoing election dispute, several senators on Tuesday recently held a one-day special retreat at the Farmington hotel in Margibi to deliberate and find a peaceful resolution to the matter.
Citizens in Margibi are requesting Senator Jim Tornonlah to accept the proposal to cut down his salary and benefits.
Barely one week after a proposal calling for a reduction in the salaries and benefits of public officials was presented to the Liberian Senate, some senators have strongly rejected the proposal.
Several citizens have welcomed a proposal from three members of the Liberian Senate for a 25 percent reduction in the benefits of public officials as an austerity measure against the continuous decline in the country’s economy.
After failed efforts at institutional reform, the legislature still lacks needed transparency; there is still no way for citizens to know how their lawmakers vote on particular issues.
Investigation has revealed that there is no record available at the Liberian Legislature to show how individual lawmakers vote for bills on the floor.