Following months of controversy over the China Union payment of US$750,000 in social development fund to Margibi, a county sitting was finally on December 2 to resolve looming questions about the usage of the funds following the revocation of a Supreme Court writ of prohibition on an early resolution of the County Legislative Caucus which was hatched in Monrovia.
Officials in Margibi have now agreed for a second county sitting in Kakata to determine the allocation for a US$1 million social development fund, amid mounting pressures from citizens.
Lawmakers and local officials in Margibi have been revealed to have violated the budget law by holding a secret meeting to decide allotments for US$1 million in the county social development fund.
A media blackout imposed by the Margibi Journalist Association on the county’s leadership and its activities has entered its third week without a resolution.
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The House of Representatives has directed its Budget Committee to reinstate the Cotton Tree Health Center and the R. S. Caulfield High School in the 2018-2019 national budget.
Preliminary results from the runoff election in Margibi put the Coalition for Democratic Change of Senator George Weah in a comfortable lead.
With the first round of elections over across the country, the ruling Unity Party, which finished second behind the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change, is worried about the results thus far.
Just a few months after calling for Liberians to maintain all 73 representatives in electoral districts across the country, House Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay has flipped his position.