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Senate to enact Decentralization Policy

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( 19, 2015)-The President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Amarah Jallah, says the Senate is anticipating the passage into law the National Decentralization Policy Document.

Senate Pro-Tempore Jallah said: “The Liberian Senate is prepared to work along with the Executive Branch of Government to ensure that the passage of the policy into law is successful.”

He said the Senate’s anticipation to pass the policy document into law is necessary, because the document is in the best interest of the citizenry.”

The Gbarpolu County Senator made the statement at the official launch of the National Policy Document in Gbarnga, the provincial capital of Bong County in Central Liberia.

“It is the responsibility of the National Legislature to ensure that the rights of the people are increased whenever they seem being limited.”

“Also, the Executive is responsible to enforce the citizens’ rights whenever implementation of such rights is needed,” Pro-Tempore Jallah further noted.

The National Decentralization Platform Document was launched by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in Gbarnga, Bong County.

About three years ago (since January 5, 2012), the Liberian Government launched the National Policy on Decentralization and Local Governance.

The National Policy on Decentralization and Local Governance, among other things, visualizes the devolution of functions and resources to local governments over a 10-year period.


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