House Committee To Present Resolution Seeking Establishments For War And Economic Crimes Court In Liberia

The Co-Chair of the Independent Legislative Caucus of the House of Representatives, Rosterlyn Dennis has announced that her committee on “Claims and Petition” at the Lower House has resolved to present a resolution to the Liberian government to fully implement the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report for the establishment of War and Economic crimes court in the Country.

She said people who are reported to have committed hideous crimes against the state have to give reasons in a court of competent jurisdiction for their actions.

According to Representative Dennis, the government will succeed in attracting more investors in the country if the people who are reportedly responsible for the setback of the Country are to be interrogated to show cause for their actions.

She further decried the manner in which House Speaker Dr. Bhofal Chambers is proceeding with the business of that august body.

Representative Dennis said that the leadership of Speaker Chambers is working to appease the presidency, contrary to the true intent of that first branch of government.

She said the three branches of government were formulated with separate mandates and functions in order to ensure checks and balances, but Speaker Chambers and his likes have grossly swayed away from the function of the legislature to please the President.

According to Representative Dennis, the responsibility of the legislature to provide oversight over the workings of the Executive branch has been difficult at the Lower House due to the constant habit of Speaker Chambers denying communications from members of that body to cite some government officials who may not be working in the interest of the public.

In another development, Montserrado County District # 10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah has vowed to resist any arrest, sanctioned by the Government of Liberia that is not in line with the Liberian Constitution.

Representative Kolubah said he has observed over the years that the CDC-led government has usually ordered his arrest without legal backing.

Representative Kolubah said he will no longer submit to arrest that runs contrary to the law.

The Montserrado County District 10 Representative claimed, national government has engaged herself in selective justice with issues involving government authorities who have equal ranks and portfolios.

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