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Regular session at the House of Representatives on Tuesday,7 March was interrupted due to power failure. Lawmakers had gathered Tuesday in the Chamber of the House ofRepresentativesto conduct normal business as usual when the currentsupplying the Capitol Building abruptly went off.

After waiting for some time, Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay instructed the Chief Clark of that august body to announce that there willbe no session because of power outage.
Reporters at the Capitol went to the Chief Clark’soffice to take a look at the agenda for the day, but a staffin the office said the agenda was about to printed when power failed, sothere was no way to have it printed.

This is the second time in less than a month lawmakers in the House ofRepresentatives have abruptly closed session due to lack of power since they returned from annual break and the start of the voter’s registration process here.

The 1986 Constitution of Liberia mandates members of the legislatureto meet every Tuesday and Thursday to conduct official business, butthat have not been the case for 24 of February and the March 7,2017, respectively.

By Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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