Maryland’s Sen. J. Gbleh Bo. Brown has proposed an act to create another higher institution of learning in the county.
Representatives from the National Security Administration, the Ministry of National Defense, and the Liberia National Police have been asked to appear before the Senate to address issues relating to claims made by Grand Gedeh’s Sen. Marshall Dennis on trans-border land conflicts in Gbarzon Statutory District involving Ivorians, Burkinabe, and Mozambicans.
The minister of state for presidential affairs, Nathaniel McGill, has pledged L$5 million (US$25,000) in micro-loans to Coalition of Democratic Change constituents and families living within 52 communities in Montserrado’s sixth district.
Rep. Ben Fofana of Margibi’s fourth district says he will challenge the incumbent senator, Oscar A. Cooper, in the Dec. 8 senatorial elections this year.
Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh, who chairs the National Steering Committee for the COVID-19 food distribution, says senators are responsible for the high administrative cost requested by the U.N. World Food Programme to head the food distribution.
Several family members of a five-year-old alleged rape survivor in Paynesville are being held by the police pending the results of medical examination from the Hope for Women medical facility that could determine whether their child was raped.
Sen. Darius Dillon has been criticized by some of his fellow senators, who believe that his May 22 press conference where he called the Senate ‘rotten’ and ‘useless’ brought the body to disgrace. One especially vocal critic is Sen. George T. Tengbeh of Lofa, who described Dillon’s ‘outburst’ as a ‘disrespect.’
Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence has voiced disapproval that the recast 2019/2020 budget was sent to the Senate Committee on Ways, Means, and Finance and passed without being debated. The budget was being adjusted to accommodate for changing national priorities due to COVID-19.