Senate President Pro Tempore Albert Chie has constituted a committee to audit an estimated US$557,000 that was earmarked to be cut from senators’ salaries and added onto staffers’ salaries during a ‘salary harmonization’ process.
After legislative staffers threatened to barricade the Capitol Building if the Liberian Dollars portion of their salary arrears were not paid, the Senate’s Ways, Means, and Finance Committee says that portion was eliminated during the government-wide ‘salary harmonization’ process.
President George Weah’s government has finally submitted the draft budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year to the legislature. The fiscal year has already begun and the draft budget was submitted months later than the legal requirement of the end of April.
Staffers at the National Legislature are threatening to barricade all entrances of the Capitol Building if lawmakers do not ensure that salaries they are owed are paid in three days.
Barely a week after Rep. Samuel Kogar threatened to sue the government for not providing Social Development Fund allotments owed to Nimba, Grand Bassa, and Bong, the Finance Ministry has issued checks worth US$3.1 million to the three counties in which ArcelorMittal operates.
Barely a week after the death of Rep. J. Nagbe Sloh, the House of Representatives is mourning the death of another lawmaker, Rep. Munah Pelham-Youngblood of Montserrado’s ninth district.
In response to accusations that hospital staff may have played a role in the distribution of a photo of the late Rep. Jay Nagbe Sloh on his deathbed, administrators at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center are blaming family members for the incident.
Members of the House of Representatives have unanimously agreed to cite authorities of the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital to investigate a potential breach of health privacy after photos circulated on social media of the late Rep. Jay Nagbe Soh at the facility shortly before he died.