President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has urged members of the National Legislature to work with the Executive to ensure the attainment of the country’s development agenda.
“The development agenda is huge and, as such, there is a need for both branches of government to work together for the good of the people, the country and the world,” the Liberian leader said.
President Sirleaf made the call Monday at the official opening of the 5th Session of the 53rd National Legislature in the rotunda of the Capitol Building in Monrovia.
The President’s visit to the National Legislature was in fulfillment of Article 32 (a) of the Constitution, which states that “the Legislature shall assemble in regular session once a year on the second working Monday in January.”
She hoped members of the Legislature got good results from their constituents during their constituency break, and encouraged them to continue to do more for the betterment of their districts, counties and country.
The occasion was also graced by cabinet ministers and other high ranking officials of government, the Doyen and members of the Diplomatic Corps and the head and members of the National Traditional Council of Liberia, among others.