The Governance Commission or GC has requested the House of Representatives to pass into law four key draft legislations currently before it. The GC in a communication addressed to Deputy Speaker and Presiding Officer, Hans Barchue, on Tuesday, September 6, said the four draft legislations include the Constitution Amendment proposition, which has been cleared by the House’s joint committee on judiciary; the draft Local Government Act with emphasis on decentralization which has already been reviewed by the Committee on Governance; the draft Land Authority Act which has been acted upon by the Liberian Senate, but awaits concurrence of the House of Representatives and the draft land Act.
In a press release in Monrovia the Governance Commission also urged Presiding Officer Barchue to prevail on his colleagues to become champions of these landmark bills and propositions in support of government’s reform agenda.
The Commission, though cognizant of the House’s herculean responsibility to enact into law the national budget, reminded the House of its responsibility also to the Liberian people to ensure greater participation in service delivery, local governance, affirmation of land rights and strengthening of constitutional order through appropriate amendments.
At the same time it has commended the House of Representatives for resolving its recent impasse, while living up to its constitutional responsibilities. Press release