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Sen. Joseph seeks statutory status for St. Paul District

Montserrado County Senator Saah H. Joseph has written the plenary of the Liberian Senate, requesting for the creation of St. Paul Statutory District in the county.

In his communication, Sen. Joseph said when legislated, the proposed district will improve well being of citizens through development, decentralization and make services easily available and achievable.

He said St. Paul District is the second most popular district with more than 70,000 inhabitants in the northwestern region of Montserrado.

According to him, the area is extremely underdeveloped and has no official status so it is important to enact the Bill, urging his colleagues to act accordingly.

Meanwhile, it is a standing rule of the senate that when a Bill is brought to the floor for the first time, it can’t be sent to any committee until it is reintroduce on the floor for its second reading.

In this light, Rivercess County Senator Francis S. Paye made a motion that the Bill be considered for the first reading, while they await its second coming on the Senate’s floor for discussion and subsequent submission to the Committee on Internal Affairs and Good Governance.

By Ethel A Tweh–Editing by Jonathan Browne

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