Senate’s Discussion to Scrap US $30k Allocation in the budget for each lawmaker, has claimed Representative Frank Saah Fokoe’s Attention.

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 .

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