You are here: Home News Politics Chiefs Want US$7m Budget

Chiefs Want US$7m Budget

E-mail Print PDF
TRANSLATE TRANSLATE
Chiefs Want US$7m Budget

Traditional leaders and chiefs in Liberia are asking for US$7m to conduct their affairs and collaborate with government in the promotion of peace and national reconciliation.

The Chairperson of the National Traditional Council of Liberia Zanzan Kawah made the request to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Wednesday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia when the Liberian leader signed into law two bills, one establishing the National Traditional Council of Liberia and another creating the post of Assistant Superintendent for Fiscal and Financial Management.

Chief Kawah maintained that if the government can allot US$20m for youth empowerment, the traditional leaders should be supported.

He members of the council will tour the length and breadth of Liberia to promote peace and make sure that traditional institutions such as the Poro and Sande operate in dignity by avoiding forceful initiation and not allowing their activities to coincide with the official academic calendar so that parents who may desire to send their children to the traditional institutions would do so when schools are closed.

The signing ceremony was characterized by traditional songs and dances rendered by women groups from the various counties in attendance. In response, President Sirleaf said the amount being requested by the chiefs is too much, saying “You know baby have to crawl before it can walk.”

President described both bills are manifestation of her government’s commitment to the decentralization policy launched in Salala Bong County early this year. She noted that the Act creating the position for Assistant Superintendent for Fiscal and Financial Management is to ensure proper management of the county and social development funds.


 

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

ADVERTISEMENT

THOUGHTS, POLITICS & PEOPLE

Thoughts, Politics & People

“The Legislature Is Independent”

Read More

THE ORIGINAL LETTER TO GOD

The Orignal Letter To God

Lord, They Say will really kill us, oh

Read More

BUSINESS & FINANCE

Business & Finance

Business Development Strategies

Read More

Opinions & Features

Lord, They Say will really kill us, oh: You know, it is often said that if you have a problem and do not accept
Exclusive Interview: Pres. Johnson-Sirleaf Faces New Dawn
Feature Article: Economic Theory, Public Policy & Allocation of Scarce Resources: Case for MTC
Feature Article: Illicit Financial Flows from Africa: A Wake up call for Major Stakeholders
Feature Article: An Elder’s Commentary on Joint Council of Chiefs and Elders Meeting in Zwedru

Who's Online

We have 269 guests online