Legislature Allots US$13.2 Million for Legislative Projects Across Liberia

May 15, 2024 - 15:28
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Legislature Allots US$13.2 Million for Legislative Projects Across Liberia

By: William K. Howard

Capitol Hill: A US$13.2m has been allocated in the 2024 budget for Legislative Projects by Legislators. That means, each Representative will receive US$100,000 and Senators will receive US$150,000. Counties with two Representatives will get a minimum of US$500,000.

The Legislative Support Projects per County will be implemented by Executive through Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) but the lawmakers and constituents will select projects and will further be submitted to the Legislative Project Office (LPO) for onward submission to LACE for implementation.

Key county allocations include Montserrado ($2m), Nimba ($1.2m), Sinoe ($600k), Grand Bassa ($800k), and Maryland ($600k). Funds aim to support local development initiatives, decentralizing government resources.

See Allocation Breakdown Below:

Montserrado: $2m

Nimba US$1.2m

Sinoe $600,000

Bassa $800,000

Maryland $600,000

Margibi $800,000

Bong $1m

Lofa $800,000

Grand Cape Mount $600,000

Bomi $600,000

Gbarpolu $600,000

Grand Gedeh $600,000

River Gee $600,000

Grand Kru $500,000

River Cess $500,000

Meanwhile, all these total to: US$13.2m for Legislative projects across Liberia for budget year 2024 though other lawmakers insisted during the draft budget debate that they manage their own projects but the call land on infertile soil. 

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William K Howard William K Howard Jr is a young Liberian Journalist who is focused on investigative and human-interest reporting. He comes with about 10 years of experience in mainstream journalism. William K Howard is currently the Deputy Director of News at CT.com Liberia Limited, Kool 91.9FM/TV. His hard work has also earned him several professional certificates in journalism including Journalist of the year 2022/2023 in Liberia's biggest city, Paynesville.