Liberia: Lawmakers Resolved to Collect U.S.$4 Million

With the level of hardship in the country, it appears that nine lawmakers from Bong county have resolved to accept US$4Million dollars from China Union and WISCO CAD (Hong Kong) Mining Limited for possible distribution towards three counties.Dr. Tokpa In a resolution singed by the nine lawmakers from Bong and addressed to the management of WISCO CAD (Hong Kong) Mining Limited and China Union Investment said that the legislative caucuses from Bong, Margibi and Montserrado counties have resolved that the amount of US$4M covering from 2016, to 2018 of social development funds be given them.

That they would not hesitate to accept such money.

The amount is said to be intended for social development purpose for the three counties. These two companies operations fall within these counties. The amount, according to the letter, is to be distributed in three separate categories of US$2M, US$1M and US$1M respectively.

The money, usually is for the development of the counties and to benefit citizens these concessions fall within their territories.

But many citizens over the past years have accused some law makers of not doing anything with the funds they have received over the past years to undertake developments.

The communication dated March 6, 2019, was addressed to the company captioned: Bong County Legislative Caucus Resolution.

Thoes whose signatures on the documents are; Senators Henry W. Yallah, Henrique F. Tokpa, Hon. Albert B. Hills, Jr. Prince K. Moye, Josiah Marvin Cole, Robert Womba, Edward W. Karfiah, Moima Briggs-Mensah and Joseph Papa Kolleh.

This paper contacted Senator Yallah for comments late Sunday, he declined. When a text message was sent to him, there was no response.

It is not known whether this amount was released to the lawmakers.

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