MRUYP impeaches speaker

Members of the 3rd Mano River Youth Parliament (MRUYP) Liberia Chapter have with immediate effect impeached and expelled its speaker, Mr. James M. Kolleh of Bong County.


The group in an angry tone announced Monday, 12 March that the impeachment and expulsion of former MRUYP Speaker Kolleh comes following a majority vote on a motion filed by one of its parliamentarian, Harry A. Cyrille of River Gee County.

MRUYP Chair on Information, Culture and Tourism Steven M. Karly has announced that the parliament has elected its new speaker, Mr. Mohammed A. Massaley on a white ballot vote casted by Aletha C. Blamo of Montserrado County during sessions held in Tubmanburg, Bomi County from 9 -11 March.

Karly claims that Kolleh’s alleged inability to properly and adequately communicate, consult, call regular leadership meeting, and collaborate with the Deputy Speakers, among others, have further justified his impeachment.

Mr. Karly says the decision to impeach the former speaker was reached in Plenary after a resolution was submitted by member of the parliament, G. Mackie Cole. 
He says the resolution carried nine counts including alleged gross violation of the statute which governs the institution.

By Lewis S. Teh-Edited by Winston W. Parley

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