Acting Minister of Finance Sebastian Muah has called on members of the Liberian media to play a constructive role in educating Liberians on how the three-year draft national budget would benefit them.
Discussing the draft national budget with reporters at the Ministry of Finance Tuesday, Minister Muah, who is Deputy Finance Minister for Budget, urged the media that while they do critical analysis of the draft budget submitted to the National Legislature, they should also be helpful in their reportage so that the public can get a clearer picture of the draft budget.
According to a Press Release issued by the Finance Communications Division, Minister Muah stressed as significant, the role the media should play in monitoring and evaluating the implementation of core projects after the National Legislature had passed the national budget.
He told reporters that if passed, the draft budget would bring major development to Liberia, especially in the energy sector, the construction and rehabilitation of major highways in the country, improve the health and education sectors, amongst others.
Meanwhile, Minister Muah has disclosed that the ministry is currently reviewing government’s wage bill to address the issue of discrepancy. According to him, the payroll review process, when completed, will enable the government to find money to increase civil servants salaries in the country.