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Pres. Sirleaf To Submit Several Bills To Legislature
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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 


Pres. Sirleaf To Submit Several Bills To Legislature
By Robert Dixon

MONROVIA, January 24 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has told members of the National Legislature that as they commence their sixth and final session, she will be submitting a number of bills for their consideration.

She named the bills as a Bill to Decriminalize the Violation of the Right to Freedom of Expression and to Repeal certain Sections of the Penal Law of 1978, and PRC Decree 88A and a Bill to Create the National Bureau of Concessions and State-owned Enterprises.

She cited other bills to be submitted as a Bill to Amend the Act Creating the Monrovia Consolidated School System; A Fisheries Bill, A Bill to establish a specialized Court dedicated to cases of corruption and financial crimes; A Corruption Offenses Bill, designating corruption and specific acts of corruption as criminal offences under Liberia’s Penal Code.

She made the statement in her final annual message to the Sixth Session of the 53rd National Legislature on Monday.

According  to  the Liberian leader,  another Bill to be submitted is A Bill on Illicit Enrichment, to strengthen and extend the powers of security institutions to investigate financial crimes; A Bill to protect Whistle-blowers and Witnesses,  and A Bill to revise the Liberia Criminal Procedure Laws removing the statute of limitation on corruption and other financial crimes;

President Sirleaf named other bills to be submitted as A Bill to establish the office of the Ombudsman, as prescribed by the National Code of Conduct; A Truth and Reconciliation Commission Process Bill; A Bill to Establish an Economic Free Zone, A Bill to Amend certain Provisions of the PPC Law; A Bill to Repeal Acts establishing the Agricultural and Cooperative Development Bank and the National Housing and Savings Bank.

According to President Sirleaf, other bills are A Public Debt Bill, Bills to ratify various legal instruments of the African Union and A Bill to Harmonize the country's Fiscal Year with that of other ECOWAS countries.

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