The Plenary of the Liberian Senate has mandated its Statutory Committee on Health to cite Health Minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, to clarify her recent assertion made against the Legislature that the purpose of USD$15,000 previously given to each Legislator wasn’t clearly defined.
The action of the Senate’s Plenary was based on communication written by River Gee County Senator Jonathan Boycharles Sogbie.
It can be recalled that Senators of the Liberian Senate received US$15,000 each through budgetary allocation for Legislative engagement, of which Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darrius Dillon donated USD$ 7,500 to the Montserrado County Health Team in support of the fight against COVID-19.
Upon hearing about the donation, the Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah wrote the Head of the Montserrado County Health Team, Dr. Yatta Wapoe, to return the US$7,500 donated by Senator Dillion.
Based on the communication to the Montserrado Health Team, said amount was subsequently returned to the office of the Senator on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.