LIBERIA: House Adjourned Session For Its 2nd Sitting Covering 2019

Speaker Bhofal Chambers

The House of Representatives wishes to inform the public that they have adjourned sessions for their second sitting covering the period 2019.

All actions of the House of Representatives which concern enactment of laws, protocols, or ratification are reserved until the resumption of its third sitting for the period 2020, which comes early January, in line with the Liberian Constitution.

The Leadership of House of Representatives remains active purely on administrative issues and the spirit of coordination with the other two branches of Government, the Executive and Judiciary.

As regards concerns raised by few members of the House of Representatives on the issues of remuneration at the Capitol Building, following the passage of the 2019/2020 Fiscal Budget, the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, wishes to clarify that it remains committed to earlier agreement with the Executive Branch on salary harmonization across Government.

Therefore, the Speaker, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, and Deputy Speaker, Hon. Prince Moye, hereby make it unequivocally clear that they have already as of the passage of the budget, made individual cuts in their respective compensation lines by 31.9% and 35.6% .

Speaker Chambers’ Office did receive US$1,221, 123 in the last Fiscal Year 2018/2019 and was reduced to US$1,043, 265 for this current budget period, whilst Deputy Speaker received US$766,381 last Fiscal Year 2018/2019 and was reduced to US$722,942 for the current budget period.

The Leadership of the House of Representatives therefore calls on colleague-members to always gather the real facts on issues of concern affecting the Legislature for proper messaging to the public.

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