President Orders Legislature To Cut Short Recess For Special Session

Liberian Leader Orders Legislator to cut short recess
Liberian Leader Orders Legislator to cut short recess

Members of the 53rd National Legislature are expected to return to their respective Chambers for a Special Session, beginning November 8 thru December 8.

This is in keeping with a Proclamation issued by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf requesting the Legislature to assemble to discuss and act upon matters of national concern that require urgent legislative decisions and actions for a period of one month.

Article 32(b) of the Liberian Constitution gives the President of Liberia the authority to extend a regular session of the Legislature or call a special or extraordinary session of the body to discuss and act upon matters of national emergency by the issuance of a Proclamation.

A Foreign Ministry release indicated that pursuant to Article 32(b) of the Liberian Constitution, the Presidential Proclamation states: “I do hereby issue this Proclamation for the 53rd Legislature to return for a Special Session by assembling in each of their respective Chambers in the Capitol Building… to discuss and act upon matters of national concern, for a period one month”.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.