HOR Extends Its 5th Regular Session -To Attend To Several Pending Legislations

MONROVIA – Members of the Honorable House of Representatives have signed a certificate of Extension of its fifth regular session by one week so as to attend to several legislations of time-sensitive nature and others centered on integrity, transparency and Accountability which demand the urgent attention of that August Body to affix their signatures.

According to a press release from the House of Representatives and signed by Robert Haynes, Director of Communications, the extension is pursuant to Article 32(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia which states “that the President shall, on his own initiative or upon receipt of a certificate signed by at least one-fourth of the total membership of each House, and by proclamation, extend a regular session of the Legislature beyond the date for adjournment or call a special or extraordinary session of that body to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency and concern”, adding that when the extension or call is at the request of the Legislature, the proclamation shall be issued not later than 48 hours after receipt of the certificate by the President.

Director Haynes in a release said the House was due to close for its July 26 Independence break, but will upon the issuance of the Proclamation by the President remain in session for another week to address several legislations of time-sensitive nature and others that border on integrity, transparency and Accountability.

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