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President George Manneh Weah
President George Manneh Weah

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President George Weah has signed into law several bills ratified by the National Legislature.

According to an Executive Mansion Release issued Thursday, September 19, 2019, President Weah signed into law the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and other Harmful Substances.

The release quotes President Weah as saying the document seeks to address illicit trafficking in person and narcotic drugs in Liberia.

He said it would involve domestic legislative systems to enforce the law against illicit trafficking in the Country.

Other bills signed into law by the Liberian Leader, included an Act to amend the Executive Law of Liberia to create a National Food and Feed Quality and Safety.

Meanwhile, the Executive Mansion release says the rectified instruments will take effect upon printing into handbills by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

President George Weah has ordered the Public Works Ministry to ensure demolition of existing structures in allays across the city.

The disclosure was made Thursday, September 19, 2019, by the Chief Investigator of the Liberia Fire Service Agency, Col Robert Holder, during the Information Ministry’s Regular Press Briefing.
The Directive comes in the wake of Wednesday’s fire disaster at an Islamic School in the Bassa Town Community in Paynesville.

Commenting on the recent fire incident, Col.  Holder said:” Our team received a call at   12:27 Wednesday morning, September 18, 2019, and dispatched fire fighters to the scene but they could not have access to the building.

Col. Holder also reported that the Islamic School was built with sub-standard materials, narrow entrance and hallways that posed a serious challenge for Fire Fighters to rescue the children and their two teachers.

In a related development, Internal Affairs Minister Varney Sirleaf says the government is currently working to rebuild the damaged Islamic school Dormitory where twenty six students and two teachers died Wednesday.

According to Minister Sirleaf, also the Board Chairman of the National Disaster Management Agency disclosed that there is a planned technical meeting comprising the Liberian Government and UN partners.

The Internal Affairs Minister commended President Weah and all other government agencies for their prompt response to the tragic fire incident.

Minister Sirleaf is, meanwhile, cautioning against building in allays and water ways to prevent disaster.

He wants Liberians and residents build structures in areas that are easily accessible.


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