By: Ayeason Yeeba
The Plenary of the Liberian Senate has cited the Minister of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) on Thursday, March 3, 2022 to provide detail explanation on a communication submitted to the August Body detailing the domestic and external debts Portfolio of the government.
The body decision was triggered by a communication submitted by Montserrado County Senator, Abraham Darius Dillon requesting Plenary to cite the authority of the MFDP to provide detailed information on the Country’s domestic and external debts Portfolio.
Senator Dillon expressed concerns that the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning must state the list of vendors, what services they performed and whether a bid was conducted for such vendor to be contracted, and what specific amount is owed to each vendor as opposed to placing a bulk figure in the budget to pay domestic and external debts.
Accordingly, the communication from the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, which was accompanied by a list of vendors and debts owed has been distributed to every Senator in preparation of the Minister’s appearance on Thursday, March 3, 2022.
Prior to the Senate citing him, there has been mounting of pressure from several liberians to invite the Minister of Finance over the monetary status of the country.
What remains unclear is whether the Minister of Finance and Development Planning,( MFDP) Samuel D. Tweh will appear on Thursday, March 3, 2022.