Budget Hearing Starts Today

MONROVIA – The Liberian Legislature Joint Committee on Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning will today Thursday 9 February commence public hearing on the expenditure component of the draft national budget for fiscal year 2023 in the William Richard Tolbert, Jr., Joint Chambers.

According to a press release issued by the Press and Public Affairs department of the House of Representatives, the hearing is expected to last from 9 February to the 15th.

Ministries that are expected to appear Thursday include the Ministries of Finance Development Planning (MFDP) and Health, as well as the Liberia Revenue Authority, the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-information Services (LISGIS), the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Medical Center, and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia. The Hearing will be presided over by the Joint Committee Chair Hon. Thomas P. Fallah.

Day-two, Friday, February 10, 2023 will bring together six agencies, including the Ministry of Education, University of Liberia, the William V.S Tubman University, West African Examination Council (WAEC), Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Transport.

On Day-three, Monday, February 13, 2023, six other agencies of government are expected to appear. They are the Ministry of Justice, Defense, the Liberia National Police, Immigration, the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), and the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).

Day-four, Tuesday, February 14, 2023 will bring together the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, General Services Agency (GSA), the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the Ministry of Labor.

Day-five, Wednesday, February 15, 2023 will feature the Ministry of Public Works, the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

The Joint Legislative Budget Committee shall climax her duty of the expenditure component of the draft National budget following the outstanding and rescheduled hearings and finalization of revenue numbers.

 The House’s Press and Public Affairs release quoting the LBO stressed that all presentations will be led by heads of Institutions, while team and sector head Ministry will remain present for presentation by sector members.

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