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Legislature did not allocate to Themselves over US$65 Million in 2022 Nat’l Budget


US Ambassador to Liberia claimed that over US$65 million was allocated in the 2022 Budget for the Legislature.

Rating Justification

Local Voices Liberia Iverify team did check the US Ambassador statement about the Liberian legislature allocating “over US$ 65 million for salaries and operations” and found it to be slightly incorrect.

To arrive at this conclusion, we reviewed the 2022 National Budget which contains all allocations to all sectors of the government.

The allocation made for salaries and operations of the Liberian Legislature in the 2022 National Budget is a little over US$ 64.3 million and not over US$65 million as claimed by US Ambassador Michael McCarthy.

The amount allocated in budget for the Liberian Legislature is US$64, 383, 290. This amount is further broken down into different budget line items under the same legislature in the 2022 National Budget.

Therefore, we concluded that the figure mentioned by the US Ambassador is incorrect.



Evidence and References


: 2022 National Budget

Local Voices Liberia, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, has implemented the iVerify Liberia system with the objective of strengthening capacities to address threats to information integrity, especially in view of the upcoming 2023 elections, to ensure all Liberian citizens have access to credible, reliable and verified information, everywhere and at all times.

This initiative is funded by Irish AidEmbassy of Sweden in MonroviaEuropean Union Delegation in Liberia and the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund. UNDP or its donors have no say in the production of this fact check report.

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