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Bill passed to create Magisterial Court in Gbarpolu County

Moses Wenyou

( 1, 2015)-The House of Representatives has passed a Bill to create a Magisterial Court in Gbarpolu County.

If the Bill is passed by the Senate, the Court will be created specifically in Gongbeyah Chiefdom, Bopolu District. The House’s decision followed recommendation from its Joint Committee on Judiciary, Internal Affairs, and Ways, Means and Finance.

The Committee recommended that Gongbeyah Chiefdom meets the basic requirements that constitute a magisterial area.

It said citizens of the Chiefdom and parts adjacent usually walk miles to seek legal redress. Meanwhile, the House’s Plenary has forwarded the instrument to the House of Senate for concurrence, in keeping with law.

In a related development, the Joint House Committee has recommended that two state-run agriculture companies in Liberia operate as independent and separate entities.

The companies are the Cavalla Rubber Corporation (CRC), and the Maryland Oil Palm Plantation in Maryland County. The Joint House Committee also recommended that the rent subsidy of US20.00 for lower workers be raised to at least US$35.00.

The Committee’s report followed a probe into complaints filed against the two companies by workers and citizens of the county. They alleged that the Cavalla Rubber Corporation and the Maryland Oil Palm Plantation were engaged in bad labor practices.


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