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House repeals1965 Act

The House of Representative through its Judiciary committee has submitted a report to repeal some portions of the 1965 approved Act, authorizing the exploration of certain parcel of land lying between the Measurrado River Bridge and the Access Road to Gardnerville on the north side of the Bushrod Island-Paynesville Freeway and extending for a depth of approximately eight thousand liner feet for industrial estate development purpose.

It may be recalled that on April 8, 2014 Montserrado County district #12 Representative Richmond Anderson, submitted a discharge petition, which 41 members of the House of Representatives signed.

The act states that over hundreds of thousands of Liberians have since occupied areas covering the Chicken Soup Factory community along the freeway due to population growth and prolonged civil unrest in the country, and there is no explosive industry operating in these areas at the moment and
operating said industry is no longer feasible.

It also argues that removing those Liberians who have built concrete structures in the area for the past 40 years will not only cause government millions of dollars in terms of compensation, but also has the tendency of disrupting the hard earned peace.

Speaking to reporters, at the Capitol Building on Tuesday, 29 August Rep. Anderson says he is overwhelmed after four years making sure his people get freedom. He says given all of the findings of the committee, coupled with the reliance as provided herein, members of the Lower House recommend that the following actions be taken as it relates to the discharge petition submitted by him that that the repeal bill be passed into law as it is and forwarded to the Liberian Senate for concurrence, which was overwhelmingly supported. However, he clarifies that the bill that has been repealed specifically has to do with the Chicken Soup Factory, not the entire 1965 Act.

By Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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