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Grand Kru County Representative Numene Bartekwa

 

 

 

 

Plenary Rejects Setting Up Ad Hoc Ebola Committee

By Hilary Vasco Wiagbe

MONROVIA, August 13 (LINA) -The Plenary of the House of Representatives has rejected a recommendation by Grand Kru County Representative Numene Bartekwa calling for the constitution of an Ad Hoc Legislative Anti-Ebola Campaign Committee.

In a letter dated August 11 and addressed to Speaker J. Alexander Tyler, Bartekwa said the recommendation was necessary to enable the committee follow up on the day-to-day activities of the National Ebola Task Force and brief Plenary regularly on the campaign. 

Following the reading of the letter in session on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, Montserrado County Representative Henry Fahnbulleh opposed the recommendation, claiming it would usurp the oversight responsibility of the House Committee on Health and Social Welfare, according to the Liberia News Agency (LINA).

Fahnbulleh further suggested that instead of setting up an Ad Hoc Legislative Anti- Ebola Campaign Committee, Plenary should empower the Committee on Health and Social Welfare to effectively monitor the work of the National Ebola Task Force, with the mandate to report to the body daily.

This suggestion met the consent of the 50 lawmakers present in session, and was therefore endorsed by Plenary.  

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