Senate To Revisit Tenure In Executive

MONROVIA-The Plenary of the Liberian Senate has unanimously voted to repeal all laws creating Tenure in the Executive Branch of Government and establishing the tenure Act of 2019.

Under the act, the senate maintains that there will be tenure positions for only integrity institutions.

The Senate’s action was triggered by a report from the Leadership of the Liberian Senate to amend several Agencies or corporations of government, thereby limiting executive interference and providing independence to heads of those entities.

The Institutions voted to be maintained under the current Act are the General Auditing Commission, Public Procurement and Concession Commission, National Elections Commission, Liberian Human Rights Commission, Liberia Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative, and Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, Internal Audit Agency, Central Bank of Liberia and Civil Service Commission.

Meanwhile, the Plenary also amended the act to repeal the tenure of some institutions as it did not see it fit to be maintained under the tenure status.

They include, the Liberia Revenue Authority, National Social Security and Welfare Corporation, Liberia Airport Authority, National Oil Company, National Fishery and Agricultural Authority among others.

Also, the President Pro-Tempore and Presiding Officer of the Liberian Senate constituted an Ad-hoc Committee to put together the Repeal Act for Plenary action.

The Committee comprises: Senator Conmany B. Wesseh of River Gee County, Chairman; Senator Nyonblee K. Lawrence, of Grand Bassa County; Senator Varney G. Sherman, of Grand Cape Mount County; Senator Henrique Tokpa of Bong County and Senator Augustine Chea of Sinoe County members. The Committee is to report to Plenary in two weeks.


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