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    House probes US$263m 'Unauthorized spending'
    The House of Representatives has with immediate effect set up a special investigation committee to probe an alleged spending by the Executive Branch of government in the sum of US$263million.
    In a communication sent yesterday to the House’s Plenary, Maryland County District #2 Representative Dr. Bhofal Chambers claimed that his attention was drawn to what he called the “unexplained and unauthorized expenditure” by the Executive Mansion of over US$263 million for public relations services rendered by foreign firms, as stated in the U.S. State Department’s Report.
    “According to the report, the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) at the US State Department records show that the Liberian government paid more money for public relations abroad in 2008; that expenditure was captured in 2007,” Chambers said.
    He further said that firms where services were periodically solicited or contracted are located in Washington, D.C. and Vienna, Virginia in the USA.
    The Maryland County Lawmaker disclosed that the information was gathered by Foreign Lobbying Influence Tracker in a research on the expenditure of foreign governments.
    Rep. Chamber said that he has seen some information on the amount in question through a Web site: http://www.foreignlobby.ir/, which he said is in line with the United States Foreign Declaration Act, which states that whenever any foreign government is doing business in terms of lobby, it has to be documented and the State Department has got those abided.
    “From 2006 to 2009, 102 lobby payments were tracked by those foreign lobby trackers, amounting to US$263million plus as alleged,” he said.
    The Legislator, at the same time said it would be unfair to the suffering masses, if it is established that the government of Liberia actually used such huge amount on foreign lobby.
    Meanwhile, following deliberation on the matter, Plenary immediately endorsed a motion to set up a special committee to conduct a detailed investigation and report to the House Plenary in two weeks.
    The special committee includes Committee on Judiciary as chair, Committee on Ways, Means and Finance as Co-Chair, Committee on Public Accounts and Expenditure, Committee on Good Governance and Government Reform and Committee on Foreign Affairs and National Security, & National Defense as members.

    - See more at: http://insight.com.lr/public/story.p....2z6WRxVZ.dpuf




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  • #2
    Rev. Karmo: I must admit, Dr. Bhofal Chambers have some balls! Sounds like ''leakage'' to me...or is it ''Malfeasance?''

    The sad part would be...they do their investigation (as with the Asset Recovery Task Force, UN Panel of Expert Audits, Dunn Commission Report, TRC Report)...they uncover dirts, and nothing gets done.



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    • #3
      These people are just clowns...the total cost of hiring a professional group to work for Liberia interest in the US government and other donor groups is not even a million dollars..so where is this so-called 263 million coming from???


      Here is a list of all contacts and the dollar amount: click on active foreign principals and click on Liberia in the country dropdown..


      http://www.fara.gov/quick-search.html
      Last edited by MATTER-OF-FACT3.0; 01-31-2014, 01:54 PM.
      The right to publicly disagree, without fear of reprisal or intimidation, is a value that we must continue to uphold. It is one of the cornerstones of democracy. That right cannot and will never be threatened or endangered by this Administration. EJS

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      • #4
        They can probe all they want. No one is telling if it existed or where it is and no one is giving it back. So there. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Ha, ha, ha.

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          I am pretty sure this item was in the budget, but under dubious heading. Learn from you mistake, Honorable Chambers.

          Probe. Discover. Ask for cooperation from other well meaning fellow Legislators. But more importantly, follow-up, to the end.


          So, how and why do Liberians think the "Internationals", power brokers, find a way to love Ellen, while 25,000 college students fail entrance examinations and the masses stuff with and blinded by the do-nothing GOL's propaganda? The GOL only practices the failings and weaknesses of American politics as the rule, rather than the exception.

          Most of our fellow learned citizens from America to Liberia carry Florida-style ballot box theft and miscounting tactics, not democracy, lobbying, not accountability, clarity, and responsibility.

          So they side with, love the internationals, while citizens dabble in poverty, disease, and ignorance. A $263M can go a long way in local and national heath care and education projects.

          The GOL about 2 months ago donated a cool $1M to the campaign of newly minted Governor of the State of Virgina, USA, her home state, didn't she?

          That might be where some of the reported monies of $263M went.

          Our government is near lawless, definitely most corrupt one; and so are the president and her men and women "inner circle". And the internationals and the Ellen partisans won't want it any other way.

          --Ergo
          Last edited by Ergodicity; 01-31-2014, 03:40 PM.
          "...Liberty lies in the hearts of men; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it;...even do much to help it. While it lies there it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it." --Learned Hand

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          • #6
            MoF3.0: You are worth your pound in gold.


            Originally posted by MATTER-OF-FACT3.0 View Post
            These people are just clowns...the total cost of hiring a professional group to work for Liberia interest in the US government and other donor groups is not even a million dollars..so where is this so-called 263 million coming from???


            Here is a list of all contacts and the dollar amount: click on active foreign principals and click on Liberia in the country dropdown..


            http://www.fara.gov/quick-search.html

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