Newly-elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, J. Emmanuel Nuquay
Speaker Nuquay Pledges To Unite 53rd Nat’l Legislature
By Richard D. Baysah
KAKATA, October 17 (LINA) –The newly-elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, J. Emmanuel Nuquay, has assured that as presiding officer of the lower House, he will work assiduously to unite members of the 53rd National Legislature.
He said his mission is to reach out to those that “broke relationships” with others in order to unify and have a compact legislative body.
Speaker Nuquay gave the assurance over the weekend during a ceremony to honor him on his election as Speaker of the House of Representatives by officials and citizens of Margibi County.
The ceremony brought together hundreds of citizens from across the County, including representatives, local authorities, chiefs and religious leaders as well as representatives of youth and women communities at the City Hall in Kakata, Margibi County.
He pointed out that to ensure that Liberia moves forward, reconciliation, peace and development will be top priorities during his tenure as Speaker of the House of the 53rd National Legislature.
According to Speaker Nuquay, his vision is to redeem the lost image of the House through building the capacity of colleagues who are interested in continuing services to their people after acquiring legislative experience so that it can be passed on to the 54th National Legislature.
Speaker Nuquay said he will ensure that the House of Representatives works closely with the Executive Branch to complete unfinished businesses, especially in the area of development.
He stressed that the electorate did not vote them (legislators) and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to be in political turmoil, noting that “the Constitution provides that both Houses work in coordination and prioritize the development of the country.”
Speaker Nuquay recommitted himself to the people of Liberia, stressing that under his leadership development and empowerment will be prioritized, adding, “I am the bridge to bring everyone together and deliver development to the peoplr of this country.”
In remarks, the Superintendent of Margibi County, John Z. Buway, extended thanks to members of the House of Representatives for the overwhelming election of the Margibi County District #5 Representative as Speaker.
Buway cautioned supporters of lawmakers to desist from trading “lies and gossips” as they breed disunity.