SENATOR DILLON WRITES: In the Draft Recast Budget submitted by Pres. George Weah that is currently before the Legislature for legislative consideration and appropriation, there are budget lines containing bulk figures for purchase of street lights, beds for public hospitals, arm-chairs for public schools, etc. These programs fall under the Public Sector Investment (PSI) segment of the Budget, and we welcome the same.
Consistent with our oversight function, and in the interest of transparency and accountability, we have requested from the Executive a detailed breakdown and listing of the number of arm-chairs, public street lights and hospital beds to be purchased before we can give our approval. The information should also state the targeted public schools and hospitals across the counties that should be expected to benefit, and the counties, streets that should benefit from the street lights.
The people must know that these services are provided from their TAXES and other NATIONAL RESOURCES and not our personal donations. The people must know that the function and role of the Legislature and Legislators are to ensure budgetary appropriations, pass the budget for the Executive to implement. It is not the personal donation of any public official when we (Govt) provides these services to our people!