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Orator Bowier Warns Lawmakers Over Squabbles
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Rev. Emmanuel Z. Bowier

 

Orator Bowier Warns Lawmakers Over Squabbles
By Ballah M. Kollie

MONROVIA, August 25 (LINA) - The National Orator of the 169th Flag Day Anniversary celebration, Rev. Emmanuel Z. Bowier, has warned lawmakers to take their job as an important function of national governance and refrain from embarrassing the nation.

He failure to do this, he (Bowier) and some colleagues in retirement will move to rescue the situation.

He said the growing wave of noise and confusion at the National Legislature is leaving citizens dissatisfied, and hence the lawmakers need to rethink and behave accordingly.

Bowier made the statement in his oration at the 169th National Flag Day Anniversary celebration Wednesday at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia.

“Some of us are old now at 66 years of age, but unless you lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives behave well, we will come out of retirement and clear the entire area; because you seem to have some people there who are making our country to look bad internationally,” Bowier stressed. 

According to the former Information Minister, Liberians deserve better than what they are being given by those they elected to the National Legislature.
For nearly a month now, activities at the House of Representatives have been stalled due to internal wrangling among members due to calls by a majority of the 73 Representatives for House Speaker Alex Tyler to recuse himself from presiding over the body in the wake of his criminal indictment.

Following days of tussle and the holding of separate sessions by Deputy House Speaker Hans Barchue and his group in the joint chambers of the National Legislature, Speaker Tyler on August 12 filed a petition to the Supreme Court for the issuance of a Writ of Prohibition against the holding of separate session by the anti-Tyler lawmakers.

The petition was heard during a conference convened on August 22 by Justice-in-Chamber Jamesetta Howard Wolokolie, who on Tuesday, August 23, declined to issue the writ, paving the way for majority members of the House to continue holding session in the Joint Chambers of the Legislature.

The in-fighting has stalled the passage of key legislations, including the 2016/17 National Budget.

To ensure the speedy passage of the National Budget and other key legislations, the majority bloc Tuesday voted unanimously to sustain a motion calling for the body to extend its regular session by six weeks after the legitimate date for its adjournment to clear a backlog of work prior to recess.
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