Liberia/June 5, 2019/ Frank Ikpefan, Abuja /No Comment/128 views /Liberia Liberia: Montserrado By-Elections Unlikely To Hold within Constitutional Time Frameshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Monrovia – The Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome Korkoya has warned that the pending July 2 Montserrado By-elections will not take place if all election materials are not procured and brought in the country by June 30. Report by Gerald C. Koinyeneh, [email protected] Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, June 4, Chairman Korkoya revealed that the government has finally agreed to disburse the full amount of US$2.5 million for the election but has not paid any amount to start the process. The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning had earlier stated that the government could not ditch out such ‘huge’ amount owing to the ‘stressed’ budget. ALSO READ World Bank Sets Record StraightBut following series of negotiations, the NEC boss noted that the Ministry of Finance agreed to give an initial amount of US$1.5 million but the delay has already affected the change in the preliminary election activities including replacement of lost and damaged voter cards. Related Posts Cllr Korkoya noted that if the materials can be procured and imported into the country by June 30, 2019, the elections will go ahead as planned. ALSO READ The IMF and the World Bank Are Not the Solution to Liberia’s Socio-economic ProblemsHe, however, added that when the materials are not procured within time the constitutional time frame of 90 days will elapse and the NEC will be left with no alternative but to revert to the Legislature for a way forward. “PPCC [Public Procurement and Concession Commission] will not allow us to initiate any procurement activities in the absence of the fund. Therefore, if the materials are not here by June 30 of this year, we may have to revert to the Legislature to inform them of the situation,” he averred. ALSO READ International Justice Group Wants Liberia’s TRC Recommendations ImplementedThe Montserrado Senatorial and Representative By-elections are being held following the death of Senator Geraldine Doe-Sherrif and Representative Adolph Lawrence of Montserrado County District #15. Senator Sheriff died following a prolonged illness, while Rep. Lawrence met his untimely demise in a fatal car crash on the Roberts International Airport Highway. Meanwhile, Chairman Korkoya has declared campaign for the elections officially opened and called on candidates to abide by the rules and regulations guiding the process. Post Views: 1 Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Liberia share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleEuropean Union Mission Calls for Peaceful June 7 Protest in Liberianext articleResponse to FrontpageAfrica story: “Who ate Ebola Money”Related Posts442 shares Liberia/June 18, 2019 /No Comment War Crimes Court In Sight432 shares Liberia/June 18, 2019 /No Comment West Point To Get Emergency Coastal DefenseLibya’s UN-Backed Gov’t Launches Peace InitiativeCourt Trashes Gov’t Request“You’ll Have New Market In 31 Days,”Weah Welcomes Ghana’s Bid To HostFirst Lady Inducts CMA OfficialsPolice Speak On Martin Kollie’s SagaEPA, UNDP End Private Sector TrainingUNDP Engages Donors, CSOs Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.