LIBERIA: Gongloe Welcomes Senate Decision to Scrap US$30,000 Slush Fund

Cllr Tiawon Gongloe

Counsellor Tiawan Saye Gongloe has thanked the Liberian Senate for voting to scrap the US$30,000 slush fund that has been giving to each legislator over the last years.

Cllr. Gongloe says the Senate’s decision is a step in the right direction which is hopefully geared towards stopping the wastage of the country’s very limited resources to satisfy the whims of a few people.

The Liberian presidential hopeful noted that while the senate’s decision is welcoming, it must serve as the first stage in weeding out wasteful allocations in the Liberian budget.

Cllr. Gongloe has thus called on the Senate and the House of Representatives to not stop at the US$30,000 legislative slush fund but also extend this laudable effort to all such expenditures that also fall under the budget of the executive branch of government.

It can be recalled that Cllr. Gongloe has consistently termed the slush fund as a theft of public resources and called on the legislature to put an end to it.

Meanwhile, Team Gongloe has joined Cllr. Gongloe in commending the Senate for its decision and says that the Senate’s action is consistent with Team Gongloe’s Better Liberia Agenda which is the organization’s blueprint for transforming Liberia to a country that works for all its people.

In a statement issued from the Team Gongloe Headquarters in Congo Town, the long-time human rights and anti-corruption activist called on the Liberian Legislature to channel all savings from the budgetary restructuring to fund education, health, agriculture, and meaningful infrastructure development projects.

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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.
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