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New lawmaker decries filthy Capitol

Newly inducted Nimba County lawmaker Dorwohn Twain Gleekia decries poor sanitation, and power failure at the Capitol, lamenting that these are key issues confronting the first Branch of Government here.

The Nimba District#6 Representative, who replaces Ricks Tweh, raised the concern Tuesday, 16 January during the second day sitting of the House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature in Monrovia.

He urges his colleagues to work assiduously to alleviate constant power failure and poor hygiene at the Legislature. Earlier on Monday, newly elected House Speaker Dr. Bhofol Chambers had promised to rebrand the 54th Legislature under his stewardship.

Following Dr. Chambers’ promise, Rep. Gleekia pleads with the new Speaker to initiate the rebranding process by tackling issues of Air-Conditioner, poor sanitation and power failure, among others.

“Honorable Speaker, during the transitional period, we were disgraced when power failed for an hour in front of our friends especially, our international guests who accompanied us for the occasion,” he notes.

“Where I’m sitting now Honorable Speaker, though I am not wearing coat-suit, but I’m sweating profoundly due to lack of A.C. facility,” the lawmaker further laments.

He discloses that before his election, he had heard about poor sanitation at the Legislature, and is shocking to see that such issues still persist.Therefore, he challenges the 54th Legislature to change such situation at the Capitol.

Legislative Reporters have continually reported on poor hygienic situation at the Legislature, including leakages, among others, which prompted the establishment of the Legislative Modernization Committee chaired by Rivergee County Senator Conmany Wesseh and co-chaired by former Montserrado County Rep. Dr. Edward Forh.

Meanwhile, the plenary of the House on Tuesday constituted an eight-member Adhoc Committee to review its rules, regulations and procedures to report back on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Those appointed include, Gbarpolu County Rep. Kanie A. Wesso, Chairman; Montserrado County District #4 Rep. Rustonly Suacoco Dennis, Co-chairman and Rivercess County District # 1 Rep. Rosanna G.D.H. Schaack, Secretary General.

Other members are Montserrado County District # 6 Rep. Rev. Samuel Enders; Montserrado County District # 8 Rep. Acarous M. Gray; Maryland County District # 3 Rep. Rev. Dr. Isaac Roland; Margibi County District # 5 Rep. Clarence G. Garr and Lofa County District # 2 Rep. Julie Wiah.

By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor –Edited by Winston W. Parley

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