MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Members of the House of Representatives have signed a Certificate of Extension of its fifth regular session by a week.
According to the House Director of Press and Public Affairs, Robert Haynes, the decision is based on pending action on several sensitive legislations and others centered on integrity, transparency and accountability.
The extension is pursuant to Article 32(b) of the Liberian Constitution which states that the Preside nt shall , on his own initiative or upon receipt of a certificate signed by at least one-fourth of the total membership of each House, and by proclamation, extend a regular session of the Legislature beyond the date for adjournment or call a special or extraordinary session of that body to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency and concern.
The House of Representatives was due to close for its July 26 Independence Day break, but will, upon the issuance of the proclamation by the President, remain in session for another week to address several legislations.
The extension will begin on July 16th to 22nd, 2022.