A group of women claiming to be residents of Montserrado’s 17th district stormed the grounds of the Capitol Building on Thursday to petition the House of Representatives to investigate a rape allegation against their lawmaker, Rep. Hanson Kiazolu.
A leaked communication from the office of the vice president revealed that, contrary to reasons provided by Senate President Pro Tempore Albert Chie, Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor’s absence from the opening session of the senate was due to complaints about the government not providing her office with its allotted budget.
As members of the senate reconvened for its third session on Monday, Senate President Pro Tempore Albert Chie has predicted a challenging session amid the upcoming senatorial election in October.
After being ill and seeking medical treatment abroad for nearly the entire period of the first and second sessions of the 54th national legislature, Montserrado’s 10th district lawmaker, Munah Pelham-Youngblood, has resurfaced at the capitol for the opening of the third session.
The 54th National Legislature has returned for its third sitting after an annual constituency break official ended over the weekend. A formal ceremony was held yesterday, January 13, to mark the resumption of the first branch of government for official business.
The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, through the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, has contracted the Kroll Associates to assist the Central Bank of Liberia during the printing of an additional L$4 billion in new banknotes.
The new Central Bank of Liberia’s executive governor-designate, Aloysius Tarlue, told senators on Thursday, Dec. 5 that he will work to restore public trust in the banking sector in the aftermath of a series of scandals involving the bank.
The George Weah-led government may be unable to pay civil servants for the Christmas holiday season, as Senate President Pro Tempore Albert Chie suggested that the government would be unable to stabilize salary payments until February 2020.