9 January 2013

Liberia: Jorquelleh's Denial an Oversight-Rep. Moye

The Co- Chairman on Ways, Means, Finance and budget at the House of Representative, Prince Karmue Moye of Bong County has described the resolution adopted at the recent Bong County Developing sitting excluding Electoral District #2 from projects as an oversight.

The Jorquelleh Electoral District Number Two lawmaker, who was in the United States during the sitting, hailed his colleagues for the process, but reminded the citizens of his district that he remained a true representative and would not allow the district to be left out of the county's financial cake.

Representative Moye said as a new district there was a pressing need for more development projects. At the November 24 sitting in Gbarnga, Bong County, concerns were raised by authorities of Jorquelleh District #2 for what they termed as the regrettable scratching-off of projects intended for them.

Acting Commissioner David Karchue to exception to the decision not to include the commissioner's compound project in the resolution, which according to him, was a disservice to the people of electoral district Number Two in the absence of their Representative.

But Hon. Moye, coming in defense of his colleagues, noted that it was not done intentionally, rather it was a 'mistake', assuring that when the detailed resolution is concluded by authorities of the county, a project would be included for the district.

Some citizens of the district considered their Representative's as 'diplomatic approach' to avoiding conflict within the Bong Legislative Caucus. Some members of the Caucus continued to argue that Hon. Moye as Co. Chairman of the House's Committee on Ways, Means, Finance and Budget could secure more than thirteen projects for his districts through the national budget , but not the county's development budget.

However, during the final national budget debate, Representative Edward Karfiah and Senator Henry Yallah were conspicuously absent, with reports suggesting that they had followed officials the Liberia Telecommunication Authority to the South East. Representative Lester Paye, who insisted that Hon. Moye's District should not benefit from any development project under the county development fund, was also in the United States during the budget debate.

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