As They Operate Illegally And Collect Huge Amounts At NPA: CTN, MedTech Risk Imminent Shutdown By Legislature

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The President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, has frowned on the “illegal operations” of both CTN and MedTech at the National Port Authority (NPA), wondering why the two companies that are collecting huge amount of dollars at the port will be operating in the country without the approval of the National Legislature. “This Senate can shutdown MedTech, especially if they are not operating legally and that, the worst thing is, they are not even paying taxes,” she noted.

   The pronouncement made by the Pro-Temp to shut down the two companies received standing ovation as senators render hand of applauds for such bold decision at the Buchanan retreat. The senators left their seat one after the other to have a hand shake with Pro-Temp Karnga Lawrence, thanked her for such leadership, and described the decision as welcoming.

   During the four-day Senate retreat in Buchanan, senators discussed the way forward for the Senate and how to address some of the challenges, and improve the workings of the Senate for the benefits of the Liberian people.

    Amongst many things, the Senate reviewed and amended segments of their rules, reviewed their financial management system and policies, reviewed the Senate’s reform agenda, security and access control, national compliance policy as well as decentralization and modernization policy.

   The President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence, has said on many occasions that her ardent goal is to see a reformed Senate that truly reflects the interest of the country and its citizens.

   In her efforts to ensure transparency and accountability, she ordered the General Auditing Commission (GAC) to conduct a comprehensive review of the Senate’s financial system, establish a robust operating system, including financial and administrative measures.

   “This framework will enable regular audits and enhance our oversight responsibilities. Since 2014, I have advocated for good governance and adequate oversight of government expenditures, emphasizing the national budget as a tool for reform and transformation,” she noted.

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