Members of the House of Representatives here have admitted that they have division among themselves, and are engaging in reconciliatory political dialogue to put their differences aside.
At the start of a political reconciliation dialogue and peace gathering of members of the Legislature on Friday, 23 March at the Capitol, Rep. Dorwohn Gleekia said the program is intended to bring lawmakers together.
Rep. Gleekia who chairs the House’s Committee on Peacebuilding and National Reconciliation observes that during the past elections, there were problems between politicians, suggesting that reconciliation must start with lawmakers before going to the 15 counties here.
House Speaker Bhofal Chambers says the issue is centered around political reconciliation, adding that what the lawmakers intend to do is good.
Speaker Chambers says he believes that this is the first step and expresses hope that another program can be held.
But Maryland County District #1 Rep. P. Mike Jurry believes that the Speaker is the best person to reconcile the House, recalling that Mr. Speaker Chambers made a very good speech when he took over the House that he must revisit.
He says if lawmakers want to get genuine reconciliation, it cannot go without mercy and justice.
He argues that some people are still having misfeeling about committee leaderships that were selected at the House, saying they they need to be looked at.
For her part Montserrado County District #4 Rep. Rustonlyn S. Dennis calls for an end to the attitude of ‘old and new lawmakers’ if total reconciliation must be enjoyed.
By Bridgett Milton–Edited by Winston W. Parley