‘We Are Not Brown Envelope Lawmakers,” Speaker Chambers
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, has assured the Liberian people that lawmakers constituting the 54th National Legislature are “not the brown envelope type.”
He said members of the 54th National Legislature are committed to the development of the country, and do not seek to jeopardize the supreme interest of the State and its citizens.
Speaker Chambers made the statement at his Capitol Building office on Friday when the Progress Alliance Movement of Liberia honored him for the ‘Best Leadership Performance’ he has demonstrated since taking office.
The Maryland County lawmaker also said in order for the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Pro-Poor government to achieve its objectives, there is a dire need for the three branches of government to work together.
He admonished lawmakers to put aside their personal differences and place the interest of the country higher in an effort to promote peace, unity and reconciliation.
He said the recent cheap propaganda meted out against him by some lawmakers will not deter him from working for the country.
He said he and other lawmakers will rally around President George Manneh Weah in order to achieve the Pro-Poor Agenda for Development and Prosperity in Liberia.
In remarks earlier, the National Chairman of the Movement, K. Mamadee Keita, said his organization decided to honor Speaker Chambers following an independent survey about the Speaker, which reveals his outstanding leadership ability and competence.
Chairman Keita said Dr. Chambers’ patriotic engagements in the discharge of his official and constitutional duties and responsibilities are relevant, primary requirements of the Pro-Poor Agenda of the Weah-led government.
Keita said nationalism and patriotism which is key to good leadership practices have always been the guiding principles of Speaker Chambers.
Keita said since his ascendancy to the post of Speaker, Dr. Chambers has demonstrated a high degree of leadership ability and tolerance in the midst of negative propaganda which is a normal part of the political process, not only Liberia, but across the world.