Amid mounting pressure from the public for Abraham Darius Dillon to disclose receipt of the second phase of the US $15,000 for legislative engagements, the Council of Montserrado County has finally acknowledged receiving the cash from the Executive Branch of the Government.
Making the disclosure Monday in Monrovia, the Secretary General and Director of Projects on the Council, Jimmy George, said the money was received over the weekend and is currently in their possession.
Jimmy recounted that upon being informed about the second disbursement of the US &15,000, they met with and advised the Montserrado County Senator to receive the money and divert it to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country; something according to him Senator Dillon granted and instructed his office staff to receive and sign for the cash.
He further said citizens cannot allow the government of Liberia to reportedly keep playing politics in the fight against the global health crisis to save lives.
Jimmy also noted that a significant portion of the money which is currently in their possession, will be used for the fight against the virus, while another portion be used to make other interventions in the county.
Meanwhile, the Montserrado County Council has termed as untrue what he calls public speculation that Senator Dillon had reportedly failed to remit the US $3,000 he promised to the Council, stressing that during the past three months, the Council and Senator Dillon agreed to use the money on the completion of his rehabilitation center for disadvantaged youths.
He also added that the Council will, in the coming days, make donations of health materials to various medical centers in the county.