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Lawmaker wants 25% salary reduction discussed

Lofa County District #5 Rep. Beyan Howard is calling on members of the House of Representatives to discuss President George Manneh Weah’s call for officials to follow his lead by reducing their salaries and benefits.

During his State of the Nation address last month, President Weah promised to reduce his salary and benefits by 25% and give the proceeds back to the consolidated fund for allocation and appropriation as they see fit.

In his communication to Plenary Tuesday, 13 February, the Lofa County lawmaker cautioned his colleagues that the President’s first State of the Nation address contained policies and reforms that form the basis of his first year in office.

Rep. Howard says since the President’s major policy statement was made on January 29, 2018, members of the House have failed to react, noting “By this, I am respectfully requesting that we discuss the President’s proposal and thereafter respond or react accordingly.”

By Bridgett Milton–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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