Senate ProTempo Albert Chie has revealed that Members of the Liberian Senate will not be receiving extra fees for the Special Session expected to last for two months.
Speaking during the Tuesday’s sitting of that August body, Pro-Temp Chie said the current Special Session was called for the Legislature to discuss matters of national concern; as such there is no special budget for their sitting.
He further noted that key amongst issues to be considered by the Senate during the Special Session will include discussions on the 2022 Draft National Budget, expected to take effect, beginning January, 2022. Protemp Chie further welcome his colleagues to Tuesday’s session, stressing that the issue of the budget is the responsibility of the Legislature and as such, it was important that they cut short their break to ensure that it is passed before the coming budget year.
In another development, the Senate Committee on Modernization has turned over brand new materials to the Plenary for use by the Liberian Senate.
Items including modern mic for each member of the Senate, to avoid the use of a single mic by all Senators, as was observed in the past and a website for the Senate among others.
Presenting the items to the Senate Plenary Tuesday during session, the Senate committee chair on modernization and River Gee County Senator, Conmany Wesseh disclosed that the items were funded by the Pro-Temp through his office budget.
He commended Protemp Chie for his support to modernize the Liberian Senate, recounting the many challenges previously faced by members of the Senate.
For his part, Pro-Temp Chie lauded the Committee for the current improvement made at the Senate and expressed his expectation for more improvements.