The Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) says, regulations guiding the entity’s operations don’t allow implementation for individual Lawmakers projects.
“We regret to inform the Senator that LACE is unable to take receipt of his US$15,000.00 check.”
Their comment is in reaction to statement from Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon who spoked about plans to transfer his allotted USD $15k to the entity or any government entity cloth with such capacity for development to construct a library project to ensure transparency in the spending of such funding.
However, a statement published on social media and verified by KMTV through LACE Executive Director, Pepci Quiwu Yeheh said, any Lawmaker wanting the entity to do a project must have a signed memorandum of understand with the entity and also in line with the National budget appropriations .
However, since the revelation of the cash, some citizens in Liberia are accusing Lawmakers of receiving bribe from government to have some shady deeds pass but Lawmakers are auguring no to their notions.
Lawmakers are justifying that the US$15,000 was given to them through a budget appropriation as it is done with the President, Vice President for outreach and personal development projects for their people .
Upon receiving his part of the money, Montserrado County popular Senator Abraham Dillon “THE LIGHT” came under series of critics of receiving the money while some of his supporters are auguring and are demanding him to return the money, but instead, the lawmaker planned to use the money to carryout the project according to his plans for his people.
Montserrado County Senator Dillon at a news conference said “We will turn the money over through a communication to LACE and we will ask LACE to join us through the Superintendent of this County to find an ideal parcel of land where we would begin the construction of a public library, that land will not be in my name it will be in the name of Montserrado county and it will become a property of the county.”