President Weah Signs Into Law 15 Bills On Nat’l Development

President George M. Weah

The President, Dr. George Manneh Weah, has signed into law several Bills geared towards enhancing the national development efforts encapsulated in the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).

President Weah’s signing of the bills into law followed their passage by the 54th National Legislature.

The 15 bills are the Act to Grant Charter to the Starz College of Science and Technology; Act to Ratify ECOWAS Custom Code; Act to Ratify the Agreement between the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) and the Republic of Liberia for the Partial Financing of the Barclayville-Klowne-Sasstown Road Construction; and the Act to Ratify the Bilateral Investment Treaty between the United Arab Emirates and the Government of Liberia.

Others include the Act to Ratify the Agreement on Investment between the Government of Liberia and that of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco; Act to amend certain provisions of the new Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Reform Law of Liberia, 2014; Act to Ratify the Agreement on Port State Measures to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated Fishing (PSMA), as well as the Act to Ratify the Mineral Development Agreement for the Western Target Areas between the Government of Liberia and Prosis Mining (Liberia) Limited.

President Weah also signed into law the Act to Establish the Forpoh Vocational Institute in Grand Kru County; the Act to Ratify the Investment Incentive Agreement between the Government of Liberia and Capital Link; and the Act Amending and Restating an Act to Create an Independent Civil Aviation Authority to provide for Regulation and Promotion of Civil Aviation in Liberia, to foster its Safe and Orderly Development, and for other purposes incidental thereto, to Create the Liberia Civil Aviation Act of 2019.

Also signed are the Act for the Establishment of an Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau; Act to Ratify the Financing Agreement – (Additional Financing for Urban Water Supply Project) between Republic of Liberia and International Development Association (IDA); and the Act to Ratify the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures (as amended, known as the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC).

These critical national legal instruments come into full force once printed into handbills by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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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.