President Weah Issues Proclamation For the 54th Legislature to Convene In Extraordinary Session

His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
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The President of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency President George Manneh Weah has issued a Proclamation for the 54th Legislature to convene in an Extraordinary Session for a period of one month; beginning October 29, 2018 through November 30, 2018.

 

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Proclamation is in concurrence with Article 32 (b) of the Liberian Constitution which provides that the President shall, on the President’s 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 of adjournment or call a special or extraordinary session of that body to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency and concern.

 

Article 32 (b) of the Liberian Constitution further requires that when the extension or call is at the request of the Legislature, the proclamation shall be issued not later than forty-eight hours after the receipt of the certificate by the President.

 

In accordance with Article 32 (b) of the Constitution of the Republic, a certificate signed by at least one-fourth of the total membership of each House has been laid before the President  on October 25th, 2018 for the convening of an Extraordinary Session ofthe 54th Legislature for a period of one month beginning Monday,October 29, 2018 through November 30, 2018, to allow the august body the opportunity to discuss and act upon matters of national concern.