21 May 2014

Liberia: 'Don't Mix Politics With Development.' -Speaker Stands By 73 Million Proposal

House Speaker, Jenekai Alex Tyler, Sr has reaffirmed his commitment to the proposal for an amount of Seventy Three Million Dollars be allocated in the 2014/2015 appropriation bill to benefit all the 73 electoral districts in the county.

Speaker Tyler has also indicated that no amount of pressure from invisible hands or sentiment in the media critical of this proposal will defer him from lobbying with his colleagues to bring development to the rural parts of the Country.

The Speaker was responding to an honoring and certification sentiments expressed to him by the Executives of the National Governors Council of Liberia on Tuesday, May 19, 2014 in the first floor conference room of the House of Representatives.

Responding further, the speaker noted that the honor bestowed upon him rightfully belongs to all members of the Legislature. He also expressed gratitude to the governor for reposing confidence in his leadership which is indicative of their spontaneous visit to his office.

Concerning the requests presented to him, he acknowledged that they the request are not selfish, most especially the request for the renovation of the chiefs compound on Camp Johnson road, adding that the need to dignify our Governors and other traditional leaders can not be overly emphasized.

To this end, Hon. Tyler vowed to personally lobby for the renovation or reconstruction of the chiefs compound.

The Speaker also reiterated his views that his county belongs to all Liberians and that no segment should be prioritized over the others. earlier, the Governor Council read a statement in which they expressed keen interest in the tremendous performances of Speaker Tyler at National and International level in the interest of government and people of Liberia they further called on the Speaker to call a conference of all classes of citizens during his tenure in office in order to seek advise on important national issues .

Among several requests put to the Speaker, the governor appealed for budgetary allocation for the operations of the Governor Council, among others. The statement, which was signed by the general secretary Mr. d. Obediah toe was approved by hon. Musu K. Thompson, National President, who also presented it to the speaker.

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