Liberia: Pro -temp Chie Seeks Ratification of Key Bills

President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate Albert Chie.


The President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate Albert Chie has called on his colleagues to ratify untouched bills, which are lingering in Committee rooms.

Speaking Monday during the Official Opening ceremony marking the start of the 5th session of the Legislature, the Grand Kru County Lawmaker named the review of the status of the various incentive agreements approved by successive government; the Legislation for pensions of various categories of public servants to ensure that they live decent lives after many years of sacrificial public services as legislations to be considered.

Pro-Tempore Chie further mentioned the review of legal instruments creating some of the public corporations and state enterprises to understand and harmonize their functions, prevent wastage and make them functional and more accountable; and the roads rehabilitation, especially along major corridors throughout the country as paramount legislative instruments for review during the 5th session.

Senator Chie at the same time said that the issue of road rehabilitation along with the Bong- Lofa corridors, the southeastern corridors, the Duala-Bopulu road, and the Robertsport road segments continue to pose challenges and shame to the Country, something he said needs urgent legislative attention.  

Additionally, Senator Chie reminded his colleagues of the Legislative and Presidential Elections that will be held in 2023, thereby calling for calm amongst various political actors.

He at the same time urged for the settling of political differences through legal and other peaceful means, to preserve the peace.

 Pro- Tempore Chie told his Colleagues that the Plenary will be looking at the proposed amendments of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia for a national referendum during the 2023 elections.