After Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor complained that her office has not been receiving its budgeted allotments for an extended period, a network of Liberian women leaders is calling on President George Weah to resolve the matter swiftly.
A group of women claiming to be residents of Montserrado’s 17th district stormed the grounds of the Capitol Building on Thursday to petition the House of Representatives to investigate a rape allegation against their lawmaker, Rep. Hanson Kiazolu.
What appears to be a serious political confrontation has ensued among members of the Nimba County Legislative Caucus, as seven of the county’s 11 lawmakers are seeking the removal of their colleague, Jeremiah Koung, from the House Budget Committee.
A leaked communication from the office of the vice president revealed that, contrary to reasons provided by Senate President Pro Tempore Albert Chie, Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor’s absence from the opening session of the senate was due to complaints about the government not providing her office with its allotted budget.
As members of the senate reconvened for its third session on Monday, Senate President Pro Tempore Albert Chie has predicted a challenging session amid the upcoming senatorial election in October.
After being ill and seeking medical treatment abroad for nearly the entire period of the first and second sessions of the 54th national legislature, Montserrado’s 10th district lawmaker, Munah Pelham-Youngblood, has resurfaced at the capitol for the opening of the third session.
Ahead of the senatorial elections in October this year, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler, has received a petition to contest for a senatorial seat in Bomi.
The 54th National Legislature has returned for its third sitting after an annual constituency break official ended over the weekend. A formal ceremony was held yesterday, January 13, to mark the resumption of the first branch of government for official business.