The House of Representatives is yet to commence discussions on the 2019 draft national budget, more than two weeks since it received the document.
Citizens and civil society leaders in Grand Bassa have embraced the need for electoral reform amid current laws that do not conform to current day realities.
Citizens residing across Margibi have expressed frustration over the limitation of laws on the election of public officials and are calling for reform.
Efforts to reconstruct the damaged bridge leading to Grand Bassa Community College appear to have suffered a setback as Sen. Jonathan Kaipay has announced that the US$350,000 set aside by USAID to assist the government in constructing the bridge has been diverted to another project.
The United States aid agency, USAID, has dedicated and turned over a library and five staff housing units to Cuttington University.
Concurring with their colleagues across the country, citizens in Gbarpolu have recommended a change in the current electoral date and a reduction in the tenures of elected public officials.
In Liberia, public service pay is categorized into two major trunks. Cabinet ministers directly manage the Special Allowance, completely different from the set salary for the banded positions. For example, a cabinet minister might have the discretion to pay a special assistant US$2,000 as Special Allowance in addition to regular salary while other special assistants within the Civil Service Agency payroll system are making far less.
Lawmakers have begun working on crafting an electoral reform bill, beginning with a two-day legislative working session in Buchanan.