Opposition members of the House of Representatives have accused Speaker Bhofal Chambers of bias because he did not present to the general body a communication from Finance Minister Samuel Tweah explaining delays in the submission of the 2020/2021 draft national budget.
As COVID-19 Spreads, Legislature Moves to Adjust Sessions
The legislature is announcing several adjustments in its activities to reduce the risk of lawmakers contracting COVID-19.
Speaker Chambers Appeals for Behavioral Change During COVID-19 Pandemic
House Speaker Bhofal Chambers is calling on citizens to adapt and follow health measures announced by the government in order to end the Coronavirus pandemic.
House Speaker Blocks Motion to Hold LPRC and Commerce Minister in Contempt
A motion to hold the managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company, Marie Urey Coleman and Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh in contempt of the legislature was prevented from moving forward by the speaker of the House of Representatives, Bhofal Chambers. Lawmakers accused the pair of lying under oath when they briefed the House regarding the gasoline crisis in Liberia.Â
As Gasoline Shortage Lingers, Officials Insist Enough Petroleum is in Country
Liberiaâ€™s commerce and industry minister, Wilson Tarpeh, and the managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refinery Corporation, Marie Urey Coleman, appeared together on Tuesday, Feb. 4 before theÂ House of Representatives to explain the ongoing gasoline shortage on the market.
Lawmakers Want Finance Ministry Officials to Explain Continuing Salary Cuts
Nimbaâ€™s seventh district representative, Roger Domah, has written the House of Representatives to invite authorities of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to give reasons for the continuing new cuts in the salaries of legislative staff.
Women Leaders Concerned Over Stalled Allotments for Vice Presidentâ€™s Office
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.
As Legislature Reconvenes, Speaker Chambers Wants Concrete Steps to Improve Economy
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.