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House summons two ministers

By Joseph Sayon
Minister of Justice Christiana Tarr
Minister of Justice Christiana Tarr

(lbsonline/Liberia)-The Ministers of Justice and Genda Ministries are to appear before the House of Representatives Tuesday   February 26, 2013 at the Capitol in Monrovia.

The Minister of Justice Christiana Tarr  and Gender Minister Julia Duncan-Cassell  were ordered to appear and show cause why they cannot be held in contempt for reportedly stopping suspended Montserrado County Superintendent, Grace Kpan, from going to jail.

Despite their persistent denials of their involvement in the Grace Kpan controversy, the House Sergeant-at-Arms has confirmed seeing the Gender Minister at the Central Prison when over three hundred women forcibly stopped him from jailing the suspended Superintendent.

At the same time, the President of the Women Political Movement of Liberia, Cecelia Siaway-Teah, wants the standoff, involving the House of Representatives, on one hand, and Madam Grace Kpan and Mary Broh amicably resolved.

Madam Teah said: “Though my organization is not against due process, the trend that the entire situation has taken could undermine the credibility of democratic governance in the country.”

“It is not a good sign for some members of the executive to be in confusion with the Legislature. The trend the confusion is taking is quite worrisome, “she said.

“The women were fast to have interrupted the functions of the Legislature, however, punishment ordered by the House is too harsh,” the women Political Movement of Liberia President said.


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