My heart leaped with implicit joy when I read the back page story of the Thursday, January 16, 2014 edition of the Daily Observer Captioned: “Legislature Must Be Audited”-Rep. Chambers Stresses.
I think Rep. Bhofal Chambers’ suggestions for the National Legislature to be audited by the General Auditing Commission (GAC) is a step in the right direction. This will definitely forge “transparency and accountability in the operations of the first branch of the Liberian government.” Funds intended to foster the welfare of the Liberia people should not be utilized at the will and pleasure of the legislatures. Sadly, many of our legislators are seeking self-aggrandizement rather than working tediously to secure the interest of their constituencies.
Remember, the prime function of the legislators is not to accumulate wealth, but instead to enact laws to elevate the living standards of poverty-stricken Liberians.