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Senate Fails to Summon GSA Over US$1.75m Controversial Car Wash Budget

first_imgA request by Lofa County Senator for the Senate plenary to invite the General Services Agency, (GSA) to make a comprehensive report on the controversial US$1,750,320.00 of the 2011/2012 national budget said to have been given for car wash under the Fleet Management Policy, Tuesday, January 21, failed to materialize.Contained in a communiqué to his colleagues on their 3rd day sitting, Tuesday, that request is a follow-up to one sent that body last week.In that communication, Senator Tengbeh requested his colleagues to launch a full investigation into allegations of misappropriation of US$1,750,320.00 of the 2011/2012 budget that was said to have been given for car wash under a ‘Fleet Management Policy’; an investigation revealed that no car wash in the country received such an amount, he reported.In his rephrased communication, the Lofa County Senator asked the honorable Senate to have the General Services Agency (GSA) appear before the Senate plenary to make a comprehensive report on the use of the amount by car washers. The amount for car washers could not be accounted for as the beneficiaries were not identified in the report. The Fleet Management falls under the GSA authority.”“We believe that accountability, transparency and value for money in the use of public funds are essential elements for good governance,” he continued.Senator Tengbeh, who won the Senate seat on the ticket of the ruling Unity Party, argued that the Executive Branch of Government should account for its stewardship of tax payers’ money to the members of the legislature as well as the public in general.Meanwhile, the Senate voted on Tuesday and sent the communication to the committee on Ways, Means and Finance.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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