President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf has written the 53 Legislature requesting lawmakers to return to work to obtain legislative actions on some important draft bills of vital importance to the economy.
A communication from the Presidency to the Legislature says the main reason for the recall of the lawmakers is to obtain legislative actions on some important draft bills of vital importance to the economy and revenue generation that have been pending within their domain.
Those bills submitted include investment incentive agreement between the Republic of Liberia and Dangote Cement Liberia Ltd, an Act ratifying the agreement for the establishment of the African Export-import Bank, and an Act to name certain roads and bridges within the Republic of Liberia.
Other bills targeted for passage by the 53rd Legislature on its recall by the President include a bill to amend Chapter 22 Subsection 22.76(a) of the Liberia National Police Act 2015, Land Right bill and a bill to amend Section 6.1 (5) of the Aliens and Nationality Law of Liberia, Title 4, Liberian Code of Laws Revised regarding permits of residence.
The President wants the passage of a bill to ratify the Investment Incentive Agreement between the Republic of Liberia and the TIDFORE Investment Company and Liberia Steel and Cement Mining (LICEMCO), an Act repealing the Public Employment Law and amending the executive law to create a Civil Service Commission.
Other bills to be passed include amendment to the amended and restated concession agreement between the Republic of Liberia and Firestone Liberia Inc, a bill to ratify the concession agreement between the republic of Liberia and Nimba Rubber Incorporated, domestic violence bill and amendment to the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia Propositions.
Additionally, the President wants the passage of an Act to ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, an Act to amend Title 25 Patriotic and Cultural Observances Law Chapter 3, and Recognition of Distinguished Service by adding thereto a new subsection 64 to be named the Order of the Republic.
President Sirleaf notes that the following draft bills of equal importance have just recently been submitted to them for which she asks for their consideration and that she stand ready to discuss those with their committee and the transition team.
Following the reading of the communication from the President, the House of Representatives took a motion to go into executive to discuss to letter.
By Bridgett Milton–Edited by Winston W. Parley