The legislature failed to convened a joint session on Thursday as suggested by Pres. George Weah when he delivered his address to the country on Wednesday announcing a state of emergency to contain the Coronavirus pandemic in Liberia.
President George Weah has withdrawn two nominations to senior government posts, including that of Ndubusi NwabudikeÂ for chair of the National Elections Commission.
After failing to convince senators that he met the legal eligibility criteria, the confirmation hearing for the Nigerian-born nominee for the chair of the National Elections Commission has been suspended. Meanwhile, four of the six persons nominated to head the National Elections Commission have been confirmed.
The citizenship of George Weahâ€™s pick for the chairmanship of the National Elections Commission came under serious questioning during his confirmation hearing at the Senate on Monday.
Liberiaâ€™s chief medical officer, Dr. Francis Kateh, says the Liberian government has only provided US$500,000 of the US$3 million requested by the Ministry of Health and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.
Liberiaâ€™s commerce minister, Wilson Tarpeh, has informed the House of Representatives that there will be a serious shortage of gasoline on the Liberian market in the coming weeks.
Health authorities and other vital government functionaries will appear before the House of Representatives on March 24 to brief lawmakers on Liberiaâ€™s preparedness in fighting the Coronavirus pandemic.
In a rare and recently unprecedented move, the House of Representatives suspended all its rules to ratify a US$40 Million financing agreement with the World Bank.