53rd Legislature Draws Curtain Without Passing Bills Submitted by President Sirleaf - News Summed Up

53rd Legislature Draws Curtain Without Passing Bills Submitted by President Sirleaf


Monrovia – The 53rd Legislature officially drew down its curtains Thursday, January 11, 2018 but defied the reasons for which President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf extended its sixth session by nine days. The President called for the extraordinary session of the Legislature “to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency and concern.”These matters of national emergency and concern referred to by the President were the submission for 15 bills presented by the President Sirleaf for enactment. The bills were received on Tuesday, January 10, 2018 by both Houses of the Legislature and were forwarded to the respective committees for review. Speaker Nuquay in his closing statement during session said there wasn’t enough time for the 53rd to act on the bills. They, however, said they won’t bow to President by enacting any bill under duress.


Source: Front Page Africa January 12, 2018 04:18 UTC


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