Liberians Want National Traditional Council Settle The ‘Dust’ At The Legislature

    Chief Zanzan Karwor, Head, National Traditional Council of Liberia (Photo Credit/Daily Observer)
Chief Zanzan Karwor, Head, National Traditional Council of Liberia (Photo Credit/Daily Observer)

Liberians who spoke to the GNN-Liberia on Thursday crave for the immediate involvement of the leadership of the Traditional Council of Liberia in order to bring the two groups together in a rather peaceful manner.

They said a Tuesday statement issued by the Council that it is working out modalities to settle the political dust between the two groups in the House of Representatives is indeed welcoming.

For the past weeks the Capitol Building, the home of the Liberian lawmakers has been a battle ground with one group calling its self the majority; the anti-Tyler group and the other a minority also considered as the pro-Tyler group has been at each other’s throat with the Anti-Tyler requesting the Speaker of the House of Representatives to recues himself from presiding over session amidst his indictment by the Global Witness report of alleged bribery scandal from the Stable Mining.

For their part, the pro-Tyler group members debunk the request of their colleagues saying the Speaker will not recues himself from presiding, and will continue to preside over session, a situation that led both to hold separate sessions.

One session is presided over by the Speaker J. Alex Tyler, while the other is being presided over by the Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue. This unwanted crisis at the legislature has drawn the attention of the leadership of the National Traditional Council of Liberia (NTCL).

In its quest to settle this dust at the legislature, the leadership of the NTCL has arranged a meeting to be held at the Council’s headquarters on 24th Street Sinkor, this morning which will be under the leadership of Chief Zanzan Karwor in an attempt to break the stalemate on Capitol Hill.

With the involvement of the NTCL, many of those who spoke to the GNN say they are of the conviction that the Council will make a breakthrough into this matter, and prayed that this crisis at the National Legislature will come to an end.

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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.