To Abort Detention Of Finance Minister By Senators, President Sirleaf Holds Meeting With Senators

ellenAs members of the Liberian Senate still opting for the detention of the country Minister of Finance, Development and Planning, Mr. Amara Konneh by proposing a $1.2m budget cut, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday paid an impromptus visit to the senate apparently in an attempt to appeal to that body for the reconsideration of its decision.

Speaking to reporters after nearly an hour closed door meeting with the senator at the Capitol Building, the Liberian leader said the meeting with the lawmakers was aimed a creating a better working atmosphere between both the Executive and the Legislative, but declined to make specific to the issue regarding her Finance Minister.

Our reporter who and other dozens of others journalists who waited for an hour-long close-door meeting between the President and the Senators quoting a member of the senate (Preferred not to be named), said the meeting between them and the President was centered about the pending arrest of the Finance Minister, but refused to give detail.

Prior to President Sirleaf’s meeting with the senators, the Supreme Court of Liberia recently stopped the Senate’s attempts to jail the country’s finance minister, stressing, “until further notice”.

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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.