The collapse of a major bridge that runs across the Tuma River in Gbarpolu is making life difficult for residents of the many towns and villages connected by the bridge.
In the video below, commuters at the Dorkorta crossing point express their frustration with the impact of a damaged bridge in Gbarpolu. The bridge, which ran across the Tuma River, was the only crossing point for residents and connects two administrative districts in the county.
At a time when many health institutions are facing severe shortages of materials such as drugs and fuel, a Gbarpolu citizen has donated fuel to the county’s main referral hospital, the Chief Jallah Lone Medical Center.
The Senate has invited the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to account for what it says was a violation of the Liberian Constitution and the Public Financial Management Act.
In the wake of the ongoing election dispute, several senators on Tuesday recently held a one-day special retreat at the Farmington hotel in Margibi to deliberate and find a peaceful resolution to the matter.
Citizens in Margibi are requesting Senator Jim Tornonlah to accept the proposal to cut down his salary and benefits.
Barely one week after a proposal calling for a reduction in the salaries and benefits of public officials was presented to the Liberian Senate, some senators have strongly rejected the proposal.
Several citizens have welcomed a proposal from three members of the Liberian Senate for a 25 percent reduction in the benefits of public officials as an austerity measure against the continuous decline in the country’s economy.