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 Lofa County Senator George Tengbeh

 

Sen. Tengbeh Wants Report On Executive Mansion Renovation

By Wilfred Gortor

MONROVIA, April 1 (LINA) - Lofa County Senator George Tengbeh has called on the Senate to demand a status report from the relevant authorities in charge of the Executive Mansion renovation project.

The Executive Mansion is the seat of the Liberian Presidency and was constructed in 1963 during the administration of the late President William V.S. Tubman.

It can be recalled that a fire outbreak emanating from an electrical shock burned and damaged the central section of the fourth floor of the Mansion during a program commemorating the country's 158th Independence Day celebration on July 26, 2006.

The damage led to the initiation of a renovation work on the building.

The ongoing renovation brings to three the number of renovations undertaken by three separate regimes of Liberia.

The first was in 1988/1989 during the regime of the late President Samuel K. Doe, while the second was initiated in 1998 by former Liberian leader Charles G. Taylor.

Although the General Auditing Commission in 2016 conducted an audit which was commissioned by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Tengbeh, in a communication addressed to Senate Pro-Tempore Armah Jallah on Thursday, petitioned the body to demand further update on the project.

Tengbeh said there have been allotments in the past three years in the national budget for the renovation of the Executive Mansion, but that no status report has been presented to the Legislature.

“I believe that as members of this August body with oversight on government functionaries, we believe that it is prudent enough that we be in the know of progress on said renovation," Tengbeh said.

Meanwhile, the Senate has instructed its relevant committees to invite authorities of the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs relative to the request of the Lofa County Senator and further advise the body.

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