Ahead of the official resumption from its annual constituency break, the Senate on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, paid a courtesy visit to Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, who is the President of the Senate.
The meeting with the President of Senate, according to a press release from the Office of the Vice President, centered on fostering a more coordinated working relationship among the three branches government.
Senate Pro-tempore Albert Chie who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, reaffirmed the Senate’s willingness to cordially work in the interest of the people as the government sails into its second year.
Pro-tempore Chie told the gathering of senators that much will be achieved in this year if coordination, harmony, and love for country serve as the guiding principles for functionaries of the three branches of government.
VP Taylor, who received the senators at her Sophie Community residence, thanked them for the visit and reassured that she would remain available as a catalytic partner to every sector of government in fostering the President’s Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.
She expressed the belief that the Legislature, particularly the Senate, which she currently presides over, is crucial to the effective implementation of the national agenda.
Vice President Taylor said if the President’s Pro-poor Agenda, which targets ordinary Liberians is to be achieved; the need for a coordinated working relationship in government, especially among members of the first branch of government cannot be overemphasized.
The Legislature returns later this month (on the second working Monday), to resume work in the Second Session of the 54th Legislature.