Liberian Leader Issues Proclamation To Extend 54th Legislature Regular Session

President George Weah

The President, Dr. George Manneh Weah, has issued a Proclamation for the 54th Legislature to extend the Second Regular Session for a period of one week from October 1-4, 2019.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Proclamation is in concurrence with Article 32 (b) of the Liberian Constitution, which provides that the President shall, on the President’s own initiative or upon receipt of a certificate signed by at least one-fourth of, the total membership of each House, and by proclamation extend a regular session of the Legislature beyond the date of adjournment or call a special or extraordinary session of that body to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency and concern.

In accordance with the aforementioned Article 32 (b) of the Constitution, a Certificate of Extension was on September 12, 2019 signed by at least one-fourth of the total membership of each house, and by proclamation to extend the Second Regular Session of the 54thLegislature from September 15 to 30, 2019 to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency and concern.

Article 32 (b) of the Constitution further requires that when the extension or call is at the request of the Legislature, the proclamation shall be issued not later than forty-eight hours after receipt of the Certificate by the President.

In accordance with the aforementioned Article 32(b) of the Constitution, a Certificate signed by at least one-fourth of the total membership of each House has been laid before the President on September 30, 2019 for the third extension of the Second Regular Session of the 54th Legislature for a period of one (1) working week; beginning October 1-4, to allow the Legislature to discuss and act upon matters of national concern.

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