The Mano River Youth Parliament Liberia Chapter or MRUYP has expelled two of its officials elected recently for allegedly violating the parliament’s statue. Those affected are Robert K. Gboluma, and Flamah Howard both from the 2nd parliament of the chapter.
The Youth parliament has instructed those expelled to turn over any property in their possession that belongs to the parliament.
Addressing a news conference at the parliament headquarters in Monrovia, the Chairperson on Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Hamilton Bioma Greene said the two officials illegally conducted parliamentary session, which is a complete gross desecration of the parliament statue.
He said they have been given 72 hours to turn over all parliament properties, including vehicle or else, they will face legal action for illegal possession of entrusted property.
The MRUYP further disclosed that the 2nd parliament endorsed the election of 27 out of 30 parliamentarian-elect and requested the 3rd parliament, upon transition to investigate the alleged involvement of the other three parliamentarians-elect in the illegal conduct of parliamentary session in Paynesville city on August 27, 2016.
Meanwhile, Mr. Greene has stressed that the MRUYP will accept no interference from any individual or institution, not even the Ministry of Youth and Sport in the current affirs, adding any attempt of such will meet perilous resistance.
He pointed out that the parliament assures the public, partners, and counterparts in the Mano River Basin countries of its commitment to uphold the code principle of peace building and development of young people in Liberia, and the Mano River Region as Liberia approaches a critical period in its governance process.
The Mano River Union Youth Parliament is a sub-regional network of young peace builders, students, journalists, development practitioners and human rights activists within the Mano River Union Basin, which comprised of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and the Ivory Coast to advocate for peace, human rights and development of young men and women and their communities.