LIBERIA: “No Remittances For Unconfirmed Presidential Nominees” – Senate Pro-Temp Declares

ARMAHSenate President Pro-Tempore Armah Jallah has requested the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) to undertake a research to log all presidential nominees under the Ministry and halt payroll entitlements to those pending Senate confirmation.

Jallah said in a communication issued by his office Wednesday that he has observed that presidential nominees under the MIA who have not been confirmed by the Liberian Senate are executing the duties and responsibilities that they were nominated for.

He also alleged that these unconfirmed presidential nominees are on government payroll and are currently receiving monthly salaries.

Jallah, who did not name any of the unconfirmed nominees, is urging the MIA to put a halt to all payroll entitlements intended for these nominees as such practice is against government regulation for presidential nominees that are subject to Senate confirmation.

The Senate Pro-Tempore has also requested the MIA to investigate the issue of some redundant local chiefs whose salaries have been allegedly placed in escrow accounts.

Jallah wants a thorough investigation done by the MIA and a comprehensive report on the accounts as alleged, submitted.

Meanwhile, Jallah has described as a misrepresentation of the truth a publication in the March 10 edition of the Focus Newspaper stating that he, for political reasons, has refused to place on the Senate agenda several legislative instruments, including confirmation hearings.

Jallah said that he is not interested in playing destructive politics against the people of Gbarpolu County and the Liberian people as a whole, neither is he in the business of making derogatory statements about people he loves and cares for as also alleged by the Focus Newspaper.

LINA

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.