President Weah Issues Proclamation to Extend Second Regular Session of the 54th National Legislature

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 Dr. George Manneh Weah, has issued a Proclamation requesting Members of the 54th National Legislature to return to their respective Chambers for a Special Session for a period of One (1) working week, beginning December 3, 2019 to December 10, 2019.

 

In accordance with Article 32 (b) of the constitution of the Republic of Liberia, the President has called a Special Session of the 54th Legislature in a letter dated November 4, 2019 to convene from November 18, 2019 to December 11, 2019 to discuss or act upon vital matters of national emergency and concern.    

 

A Foreign Ministry release quotes the Proclamation as saying that due to unforeseen factors, the convening period of the Special Session of the 54th Legislature has been adjusted to a period of one (1) Working Week (December 3, 2019 to December 10, 2019) to discuss or act upon matters of national concern.

 

Article 32(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia provides 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 Session or Extraordinary Session of that body to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency and concern.  

The Second Regular Session of the 54th Legislature of the Republic of Liberia adjourned sine die on the 31st day of August, 2019.