(January 11, 2019) Naymote Partners for Democratic Development, Liberia’s prime democratic advancement institution releases its first Legislative Accountability Project (LAP) report Jan 2018-Jan 2019. The report presents the collective findings of 97 campaign promises tracked, documented and rated by Naymote against progress made by 12 elected members (10 males and 2 females) including three incumbents and nine new members of the House of Representatives of the 54th National Legislature from five counties in Liberia. The LAP is an independent monitoring and tracking tool that enables civil society actors and voters to evaluate the implementation of campaign promises made by elected lawmakers.
Of the 97 campaign promises tracked and rated, 10 were rated as completed, 66 promises are ongoing, 9 not started, and 12 not rated due to the lack of information to easily verify whether an action has been taken on a promise.
Of the 10 completed promises, community development projects, including the establishment of the clan offices, community roads, bridges, and the construction of town halls, accounted for 6 of those completed projects, while the formation of district development council accounted for 3 of those promises completed and the construction of one health center accounted for 1 of the many promises.
27 of the promises ongoing focused on health and education, with education accounting for 15 of those ongoing promises and health care provision accounting for 12 of those ongoing promises.
In Bong County: Representative Moima Briggs Mensah, of electoral district # 6, made 12 campaign promises, of which 4 are rated completed, 6 are ongoing, and 2 not started. Representative Robert F. Womba, of electoral district # 4, made 11 campaign promises, none of which were completed, 7 ongoing, 3 not started, and 1 not rated. Representative Prince K. Moye, of electoral district # 2, made 7 campaign promises, none completed, 5 ongoing, and 2 not rated.
In Montserrado County: Representative Rustonlyn S. Dennis, of electoral district # 4, made 8 promises, none completed, 8 ongoing. Representative Richard N. Koon of electoral # 11 made 9 promises, 1 completed, 7 ongoing, and 1 not started. Representative Dixon W. Seboe of electoral district # 16 made 8 promises, 1 completed, 5 ongoing, and 2 not rated. Representative Samuel Enders, electoral district # 6 made 4 campaign promises, none completed, 2 ongoing, and 2 not rated.
In Nimba County: Representative Larry Youngquoi, of electoral district # 8, made 7 campaign promises, 1 completed, and 6 ongoing. Representative Dorwhohn Twain Gleekia, of electoral district # 6, made 9 promises none completed, 5 ongoing, 2 not started, and 2 not rated. Representative Roger S. W. Y. Domah, of electoral district # 7, made 8 campaign promises, none completed, 5 ongoing, and 2 not rated.
In Grand Gedeh County: Representative Zoe E. Pennue, of electoral # 1, made 7 campaign promises, 2 completed, and 5 ongoing. In Rivergee County: Representative Alexander Poure, electoral district # 1, made 7 campaign promises, none completed, 5 ongoing, 1 not started, and 1 not rated.
Click link to read full report with matrix of promises tracked and rated (Legislative Accountability Project Report 2019-01 (2)