District#10 Rep.Yekeh Kolubah has declared his intention to contest for the position of Deputy Speaker at the House of Representatives

News Scene Presentation for Tuesday, December 30, 2020

1———–Patriotic Entrepreneur of Liberia Chairman, Dominic Nimely blames the ongoing currency crisis in Liberia on the inability of Central Bank Governor Aloysius Tarlue to institute policies to regulate the banking sector.

The chairman of the Patriotic Entrepreneur of Liberia, Dominic Nimely has claimed that the exchange rate of the country is being controlled by foreigners due to the inability of Central Bank Governor Aloysius Tarlue.

According to the PATEL boss, foreigners involved in the exchange market across the country always disrespect the rate officially instituted by the CBL Governor and inflate the exchange to the detriment of ordinary citizens.

Nimely further stressed that despite several communications to the CBL and meetings held with Governor Tarlue regarding the regulation of the country’s exchange rate, he claimed that the CBL boss is yet to address the situation; adding that Tarlue is not performing his task properly.

Dominic Nimely who is also the head of the Liberia Chambers of Commerce however recommends to the government of Liberia that there is a need to form a joint team task-force which would include the Central Bank of Liberia, national security agencies, the Justice Ministry, and the Liberia Business Association.

According to him, the establishment of the joint team of task-force would help the national government through the CBL to regulate the exchange rate on the Liberian market.

2———–Representative Yekeh Kolubah says he would give 30 percent of the deputy house speaker budget to the operations of the collaborating political parties if elected to the post next month.

Montserrado County District#9 Representative Yekeh Kolubah has declared his intention to contest for the position of Deputy Speaker at the House of Representatives.

Representative Kolubah said the decision is intended to send a clear message to the Coalition for Democratic Change-led government and the Speaker of the House, Dr. Bhofal Chambers that the days of denying some communications of not appearing on the agenda are over.

Representative Kolubah spoke in an interview with reporters shortly after his return home from a month-long trip from Ghana.

Responding to his efforts in seeking support from his colleagues, Kolubah said the Liberian people will prevail on their lawmakers to vote for him because they want a robust leadership at the lower house.

According to him, the recent result of December 8, 2020, Senatorial Elections is an indication that the Liberian people want a change.

Meanwhile, Representative Yekeh Kolubah has said he would give 30 percent of the deputy house speaker budget to the operations of the Collaborating Political Parties if elected to the post next month.

3———-In Grand Kru County 20-year-old man reportedly commits suicide.

Grand Kru County Police Detachment has reported that a 20-year-old man has allegedly committed suicide in Sass town, Jroal Statutory District.

Jackson Kofa allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself with rope on Christmas day for a reason yet to be established.

It is not clear what his motive was but community dwellers say it was due to his inability to provide Christmas gifts to his girlfriend. Our Grand Kru County Correspondent said the girlfriend of the deceased told Police Preliminary Investigation she was confused as to why he committed the act, as she didn’t demand any Christmas money or items from him. According to the report, the deceased on Christmas Day locked himself up in his room and allegedly carried out the act, after which his lifeless body was discovered.

Meanwhile, a 15-member jury was set to examine the deceased body but reported that there was no foul play, saying the victim died as a result of hanging.

credit: Bana FM 98.5MHz/TV

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