LIBERIA: Speaker Chambers Extols Colleagues for Participating in the Special Elections

Speaker Bhofal Chambers

House Speaker, Dr. Bhofal Chambers has extolled Liberians for peacefully participating in the just ended special elections held in the country. The Speaker says his felicitation also goes to sitting members of the 54th Legislature who saw faith in the democratic credentials of the country and threw their political interest for participation.

The Speaker says he believes that the outcome of the democratic process reflects the will of the Liberian people and has called on all participants to see themselves as champions of democracy.

Speaker Chambers says, now that the elections are over, he remains cognizant about the impact the process has made on the 54th Legislature, signaling the House of Representatives, which recorded several of its members throwing their interest for the Senate. The Speaker than congratulated all sitting Representatives of the Legislature who won senatorial seats in their respective counties, and has at the time commended those who did not get their people’s mandate, for their participation. The Speaker has also welcomed two Representatives-elect from Montserrado and Sinoe Counties, following the NEC pronouncements on their victory.

At the same time, House Speaker Dr. Bhofal Chambers has asserted, in reference to the National Elections Commission’s announcement about the electoral victory of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Prince Moye, from Bong County, congratulating him as Senator-elect. Speaker Chambers says Hon. Moyes electoral win to the Liberian Senate will trigger an election to fill the Deputy Speaker’s post through an election amongst colleague members of the House of Representatives in line with their rules.

House of Representatives standing rules #54.1, gives the Speaker the mandate to appoint or reappoint all chairpersons and co-chairperson of all statutory and standing committees including members of legislative delegations to other international parliamentary bodies. This exercise is squarely within the architectural framework of the honorable House of Representatives. This authority of the Speaker coincides with the outcome of the special senatorial elections which witnessed the participation of nearly 17-sitting lawmakers from the House of Representatives.

Pleebo Maryland County Politics

Meanwhile, House Speaker Dr. Bhofal Chambers is in his native Pleebo Sodoken District, Maryland County. Speaker Chambers participated in the electoral process in Pleebo Sodoken District #2 and other parts of the County campaigning openly for his party’s candidate Mr. James P. Biney of the ruling Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC). Mr. Biney has since been announced by the National Election Commission as the winner of the race in Maryland County.

Wednesday in Pleebo City, Speaker Chambers handed over to the County Health team of Maryland County, several boxes of medical drugs. Dr. Methodius George, Maryland County Health Officer accepting the consignment of medical supplies thanked Speaker Chambers for the gesture and promised it will be used for the intended purpose.

Last week in Pleebo City at a Townhall meeting with his constituents, Speaker Chambers announced an additional Two Million Liberian Dollars (LRD 2,000,000) in scholarship grants and made available more than fifteen handpumps water machines to Pleebo Sodoken District for use by residents.

Earlier in the District, Dr. Chambers announced a cash grant to marketers of Pleebo Sodoken an additional One Million Liberian Dollars (LRD. 1,000,000) to enhance an existing One Million Liberian Dollars grant, which will total, Two Million Liberian Dollars (LRD. 2,000,000) as a revolving fund.

The Maryland County Lawmaker has been holding several Townhall meetings across his District, solving some of the needs of his constituents, several of which are personal and categorized conditions. Speaker Chambers has also announced during one of his Townhall gathering, the amount of Three Hundred Thousand Liberian Dollars (LRD 300,000) for youth empowerment.

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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.

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