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Pres. Sirleaf wants Lawmakers help Liberia remain peaceful

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House Speaker, Emmanuel Nuquay (sitting Left) Liberia's Chief Executive, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (sitting far Right)
House Speaker, Emmanuel Nuquay (sitting Left) Liberia's Chief Executive, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (sitting far Right)

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is encouraging lawmakers to ensure that residents of their respective districts remain peaceful at all times.

President Johnson-Sirleaf wants members of the Lower House ensure residents stay away from violence and other negative activities as the country moves toward Liberia’s 2017 Elections.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the President spoke Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in a meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emmanuel Nuquay, and members of the Lower House’s Leadership.

She said: “The 2017 elections must and will be free, fair, transparent and credible, calling for joint effort to ensure that the would-be results be respected by everyone, including the international community.”

“There were growing fears among investors and partners of the country, a situation that was contributing to the slowing down of economic activities in Liberia,” the President said.

“I challenged the National Legislature, Judiciary and everyone to show the world that Liberia is capable of maintaining its democracy, peace and security before and after elections.”

She commended members of the House of Representatives for the passage of several legislations, following the impasse, saying: “It was for moving national development initiatives forward.”

 

 


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