Monrovia: Apparently, senators on Capitol Hill, after they were bombarded with criticisms , when they accepted US$ 30k each, and don’t want a repeat of what occurred , have demanded members of the Ways, Means and Finance Committee to remove from the Draft National Budget line items under the Legislative Operation Funds to prevent them receiving US$ 30k in this year’s Budget.
Well, one member of the Lower House who believes that his colleagues must not accept that money is District# 9 Lawmaker, Frank Fokoe.
Speaking in a news conference at his Capitol Hill office, Hon Fokoe said , he has written a letter to the Senate Po- Tempore for members of the Senate not to accept such an allotment in the budget, while other basic needs in the country are lacking.
He said in a communication to Senate Pro- Tempt, Albert Chie that he was misled initially to have allowed the Senate made such an allotment in the budget.
The Montserrado County lawmaker wants his colleagues to take swift action by redirecting funds intended for Lawmakers to the free tuition bill passed by the house of Representatives
The District #9 lawmaker said , as President Weah continues to stress, education is the right for every child and not a privilege.
Meanwhile, Frank Saah Fokoe has expressed disappointment in Montserrado County Senator, Abraham Dillion’s advocacy for the US$30k , when he appeared on Spoon Talk program .