Nineteen members of the House of Representatives have signed the Certificate of Extension of the 1st Session for 15 days consonance with Article 32 b of the 1986 Constitution to concur with the Senate.
The extension of the 1st Session of the 54th Legislature will commence from September 1-15, 2018.
Article 32 b says: “The President shall, on his own initiative or upon receipt of a certificate signed by at least one-fourth of the total membership of each House, and by proclamation, extend a regular session of the Legislature beyond the date for adjournment or call a special extraordinary session of that body to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency and concern. When the extension or call is at the request of the Legislature, the proclamation shall be issued not later than forty-eight hours after receipt of the certificate by the President.”
There are reports that extension of the 1st Session of the 54th Legislature by the House of Representatives and the Senate are to act upon some bills; among others are the Bill of Impeachment against Associate Justice Kabineh Mohammed Ja’neh and the ratification of the “Additional Financing Agreement for the West African Power Pool (WAPP) Interconnection Project from La Cote D’Ivoire to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.”
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, August 30, during the 53rd Sitting, the House unanimously voted to summon the management of the Morris-American Rubber Company (MARCO) for its alleged continued refusal to adhere to the May 17 and June 15 hearings in complaints filed against the management by the Redundant Workers Union.