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House Speaker Blocks Motion to Hold LPRC and Commerce Minister in Contempt

House Speaker Blocks Motion to Hold LPRC and Commerce Minister in Contempt

A motion to hold the managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company, Marie Urey Coleman and Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh in contempt of the legislature was prevented from moving forward by the speaker of the House of Representatives, Bhofal Chambers. Lawmakers accused the pair of lying under oath when they briefed the House regarding the gasoline crisis in Liberia. 

As Gasoline Shortage Lingers, Officials Insist Enough Petroleum is in Country

Liberia’s commerce and industry minister, Wilson Tarpeh, and the managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refinery Corporation, Marie Urey Coleman, appeared together on Tuesday, Feb. 4 before the House of Representatives to explain the ongoing gasoline shortage on the market.

Lawmakers Want Finance Ministry Officials to Explain Continuing Salary Cuts

Nimba’s seventh district representative, Roger Domah, has written the House of Representatives to invite authorities of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to give reasons for the continuing new cuts in the salaries of legislative staff.

EDITORIAL: Secrecy and Opaqueness is Killing the Liberian Legislature

Secret resolutions, subterranean activities, and other forms of limited transparency by the legislature do not foster public trust. Instead, they breed cynicism and discontent among the population who, whether rightly or wrongly, assume that legislators’ decisions are always motivated by “brown envelopes.”

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