Dillon Wants Lawmaker’s Salaries Reduce To Five Thousand Dollars
Senatorial Candidate for the upcoming by-election of Montserrado County Abraham Darius Dillon is promising to introduce a bill seeking the reduction of lawmakers’ salaries to five thousand ( United States Dollars ($5,000) if elected senator.
Dillon noted the said bill if elected will also seek to disclose the salaries of lawmakers at the National Legislature.
According to him, salaries of the lawmakers up Capitol Hill are unknown to the public noting that it is unfortunate for them to earn such huge sum of money in the middle of economic constraints in the country.
Speaking in Monrovia Monday, Abe Darius Dillon, who is the preferred candidate for four opposition collaborating political parties mentioned that he will reject brown envelopes if elected senator of Montserrado County, something many Senatorial candidates before him have said but fail to do.
Dillon also vows to remain vocal on issues of national concern that influence change in society.
Meanwhile, the Montserrado County Senatorial hopeful has described as a threat, and complete dictatorial, recent statement from president George Weah frowning on those spewing insults at the Presidency.
Recently, the Liberian leader warned Liberians, particularly those whom he claimed were in the constant habit of insulting him, to desist or else they would face the consequences of the law.
Article 15(a) of the Liberian Constitution states: “Every person shall have the right to freedom of expression, being responsible for the abuse thereof.
Speaking in an exclusive interview during the weekend, Dillon told reporters that it is a complete contradiction on the part of the Liberian leader having been the champion of free speech in the country.
Dillon is asking the president to retract the statement