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.
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.”
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.
At least 16 members of China’s National People’s Congress are expected in the country next month for a three-day state visit.
Finance Minister Samuel Tweah has finally presented the 2019/2020 draft national budget to the National Legislature.
Montserrado’s 10th district lawmaker, Yekeh Kolubah, has admitted his involvement in an attempt to remove of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Bhofal Chambers.
After the House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal tenured positions in the executive branch, the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia has issued a strong call for the government to stop undermining the fight against corruption.
The government of Liberia recently reported that it is investigating the mysterious disappearance of L$16 billion newly printed bank notes that were reportedly brought to the country between last November and March this year. But records have shown that the Legislature did not approve the printing of the amount, as required by the constitution.