The Liberian Senate has taken note of President George Weah’s frequent disrespect for the constitution which is the supreme law of the land, with the latest being the appointment and subsequent commissioning of George Pattern as Ambassador to the U.S. without the Senate’s confirmation.
House Speaker Bhofal Chambers has constituted a 16-member specialized committee to visit concession companies across the country and determine whether those institutions are abiding by ratified agreements signed between them and the government.
Members of the 54th National Legislature resumed active duty on Monday, January 14 for the second legislative session, in line with their constitutional requirement.
Protesters on early Tuesday gathered before the offices of the Guaranteed Trust Bank on 13th street in Sinkor to demand justice for Edward Freeman, a staff member of the bank who was allegedly assaulted by the bank’s Managing Director, Ayodeji Bejde in last August.
After the House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal tenured positions in the executive branch, the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia has issued a strong call for the government to stop undermining the fight against corruption.
During its fifth day of sitting during its extraordinary session, the House of Representatives unanimously accepted a communication resubmitted by Rep. Clarence Massaquoi of Lofa’s third district, calling for same-sex practices in Liberia to be made a criminal offense.
Former Central Bank Governor Milton Weeks has admitted before the plenary of the House of Representatives that the printing of the additional L$10.5 billion new banknotes was not authorized by the legislature.
The Liberia Senate on its second day sitting of the extraordinary session voted to reject a report on the status of the country’s economy presented by the Technical Economic Management Team of President George Weah.