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.
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.
A high-level Chinese parliamentary delegation is currently visiting Monrovia for three days, upon the invitation of the National Legislature. The Chinese Delegation is headed by Wu Weihua, vice chairman on the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.
The offices of just seven public officials are receiving over US$7.7 million from the national cake in 12 months. Should we give their offices this much? They are becoming overnight millionaires as a result of leeching on Liberia’s scarce resources. What do our people get or have to show for voting for them?
Chief Justice Francis Korkpor has cautioned the government against implementing a pay cut for officials of the judiciary.
The Liberian Senate has closed its regular session for the second sitting of the 54th legislature.
A University of Liberia student group, the Vanguard Student Unification Party, is demanding that the legislature increase the institution’s budget.