President George Weah has submitted a financing agreement between the government and the International Development Association for ratification by the House of Representatives.
Newly Confirmed Foreign Minister to Appear Before Senate Over Passport Sales to non-Liberians
The Senate has voted to cite the newly appointed Foreign Affairs Minister Dee-Maxwell Kemayah to answer about an ongoing scandal involving selling Liberian passports to non-Liberians.
Senate Calls for Update on COVID-19 Stimulus Package
The Senate has unanimously voted to invite a special presidential task force responsible for distributing the COVID-19 stimulus package to give a status report on the program.
Senate Halts Confirmation Hearing of Foreign Affairs Minister Designate Amid Sexual Assault Allegation
The Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations has halted the confirmation hearings of foreign affairs minister-designate Dee-Maxwell Kemayah amid allegations of sexual assault against the nominee.
Sen. Darius Dillion Drafts Bill Limiting Lawmakers’ Monthly Salaries to US$5,000
Montserrado’s Sen. Abraham Darius Dillon has submitted a draft bill seeking to limit the salaries of members of the National Legislature to US$5,000 or its equivalent.
Amid Delayed Passage of Budget, President Weah Asks Legislature for Temporary Financing
After a late submission of the draft 2020/2021 fiscal year budget and a subsequent delay in the legislature approving the budget, President George Weah has asked the legislature to pass a resolution authorizing the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to use one-twelfth of last year’s budget to allow the government to operate temporarily.
Legislature Begins 2020/2021 Budget Deliberations
The legislature has begun hearings for the 2020/2021 budget.
Finance Minister Agrees That ETON, EBOMAF Loans Should Be Repealed
Finance Minister Samuel Tweah has admitted that the controversial ETON and EBOMAF loans were failures, as the financing companies were unable to make the funds available to the Liberian government.