By Ethel A Tweh
The Liberian Senate has clarified that at no point in time did its members receive US$30,000 each for Legislative Engagement in the 2022 National Budget.
The clarification comes in the wake of speculations in the public that each member of the Legislature has received US$30,000.00 to facilitate their ‘Legislative Engagement’ in various constituencies.
The clarification was made in the Senate Plenary by the Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Senate Statutory Committee on Ways, Means Finance and Budget, Bomi and Bong County Senators Morris Saytumah and Prince Moye, respectively.
According to the two Senators, there was a strict mandate from the Senate Plenary not to have any budget line for said amount in the current budget.
As such, they said it was never allotted in the Senate’s budget for any Legislative engagement.
It can be recalled that Montserrado County Representative and ruling party stalwart Acarous Moses Gray alleged here that all lawmakers, including Senator Abraham Darius Dillon had allegedly received the US$30,000.
But Sen. Dillon, an opposition Senator for Montserrado County, challenged anyone to provide proof that he has received the money.
“I’m giving power of attorney to all the banks to release any information they have on me to the public without coming back to me,” said Sen. Dillon.
Dillon also rejected a claim that he had taken a loan that the Government of Liberia would then pay for.
He challenged anyone to bring proof that he took such a loan, vowing to resign as Senator of Montserrado county if that happens.https://thenewdawnliberia.com/dillon-my-target-is-to-remove-weah/ –Edited by Winston W. Parley