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.
The legislature is announcing several adjustments in its activities to reduce the risk of lawmakers contracting COVID-19.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.