Liberia: Dillon Committee Provides Progress report on Earmarked Projects; Receives Additional US$10k

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MONROVIA – The special committee setup by Senator Darius Dillon says it has earmarked several projects in Montserrado that would shortly be undertaken by the committee funded with money provided by the office of the Montserrado County Senator Darius Dillon.

Madam Comfort Bedell chair of the 51-member committee that include three members each of the 17 electoral districts in Montserrado County said, provision of safe drinking water for people of the Randall Street, construction of a toilet facility in the Matadi community and the reconnection in Caldwell and construction of a toilet in the 12 Street community are key projects to be undertaken.

According to the special committee chair, up to current Senator Dillon’s office has provided US$15, 000.00 to the county representing five months deduction of his salary in fulfillment of his campaign promise.

In response to a question about the political nature of the committee, she said, “This is not a party-based organization; we cut across all residents of Montserrado. There are people of different parties who voted Senator Dillon. We are using Liberty party because we don’t want to use this money to rent a place we want to do the project with this money, we want to make an impact,” Madam Bedell said.

Dillon campaign promise

In keeping with promises made to his people during the campaign period in Montserrado County, Senator Abraham Darius Dillon made public his asset on his official Facebook page. 

The Montserrado County Senator during his campaign promised to declare his assets and make known his salary to the people of the county and country.

Upon his induction into the Senate, the opposition Liberty Party Senator declared his assets and asked his colleagues to follow his footsteps, something which prompted the Senate Pro-Tempore to threaten him with expulsion.

The threat by the Senate Pro-Tempore seems not to have moved Sen. Dillon he took to his official Facebook page to post his income, assets and liability.

Senator Dillon in his declaration declared Twenty thousand Liberian dollars in his account, a UBA account number 530360015618 with the amount of $3.50, a Toyota MR of 229G01688359 worth US$40,000.00 and a house valued at US$35,000.00 76,000.00 USD.

Dillon also promised to take home US$5,000 out of the monthly US$15,000. earning for each Senator at the Liberian Senate. 

According to him, the US$5,000 would be used by him to take care of his family while the remaining US$10,000 would go into an extra account that would be managed by citizens of Montserrado to carry out development initiatives.

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