- Search Results
 
 
Lawmaker Urges Moratorium on Creation .......
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2014

Dr. Bhofal ChambersMar,yland County Representative

 

 

Lawmaker Urges Moratorium on Creation Of Public Functionaries

By H. Vasco Wiagbe

MONROVIA, Feb 26 (LINA) - Maryland County Representative Dr. Bhofal Chambers has called on the Plenary of the House of Representatives to place a moratorium on the creation of new public functionaries.

Dr. Chambers said this was necessary due to the inadequacy of funds to effectively maintain existing public institutions, the lack of funds to construct conducive structures and to adequately make available requisite supplies to existing entities.

According to the Liberia News Agency (LINA), Chambers’ call was contained in a communication sent to Plenary through the Office of House Speaker Alex Tyler, and read Tuesday in session.

He cited the situations at the Ministries of Education and Health and Social Welfare regarding the payment of teachers and health workers as a glaring reality that government lacks funds to cater for additional structures.

In the communication, the Representative also stressed the need for the House to proffer the idea of merging or blending public institutions that have similar functions to avoid unnecessary or wasteful spending.

In a related development, Dr. Chambers has written Plenary requesting the appearance of the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Walter Gwenigale, to update the House on the status of health workers in the country.

He noted that the resulting crisis from the strike action staged by health workers was not only impeding normal working schedules at various health institutions, but also causing loss of lives and disability of citizens and residents.

He added that as direct representatives of the people, it behooves the lawmakers to swiftly intervene in order to avoid further loss of lives or uncontrolled emergencies in this era of national reconstruction and development.

Following the reading of the communication, the lawmakers unanimously voted in favor of a motion made by Montserrado County Representative Sekou Konneh that it be accepted and turned over to the House Committee on Health and Social Welfare for review, and report to Plenary within an unspecified time.

LINA HVW/TSS/PTK

latest headlines
Judge Kaba Reserves Ruling In E.J. Roye Building Case
Judge Yussuf D. Kaba of the Civil Law Court has reserved ruling in a motion for Declaratory Judgment filed by some individuals calling themselves ...more
CENTAL Raises Eyebrow About Political Parties Spending
The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) has expressed concern over the expenditure of political parties on fleets of n ...more
LTA, Partners End Int’l Internet Workshop
The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) and partners have ended a two-day international workshop on ICANN (the Internet Cooperation for As ...more
Liberia To Host GIABA Plenary, Ministerial Meetings
Liberia will host the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) 27th Technical Commission/Plenary and 17th M ...more
GOL, Sweden Sign US$21.6m Accord On Feeder Roads In 7 Counties
The Governments of Liberia and Sweden have signed a US$21.6 million agreement to support the third phase of the Liberia-Swedish Feeder Roads Proj ...more
Defense Ministry Relaxes Camp Ramrod Eviction
The Ministry of Defense has with immediate effect put on hold its notice of eviction to inhabitants of the 72nd Camp Ramrod Barracks in Paynesvil ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency