Former Lawmaker Neufville Blames Current Legislature for Corruption
MONROVIA – A former member of the 52nd Legislature, now a prominent social justice activist, has pointed fingers at the national Legislature, attributing the country’s stagnation to its shortcomings.
Ambassador Rufus Neufville has emphasized the urgent need for a more robust legislature, firmly asserting that Liberia’s progress hinges on such a legislative body.
Ambassador Neufville, addressing the press recently, contends that lawmakers possess substantial powers, including the ability to impeach the President, override vetoed legislations, and enact laws that profoundly affect citizens through two-thirds majority votes in each house. He insists that they must vigorously hold the executive branch accountable to ensure that policies are diligently implemented.
As a candidate for Montserrado District #8 representative seat, Neufville asserts that the transformation of the country cannot be solely achieved by one politician; instead, it necessitates individuals with an unwavering commitment to combat corruption.
Neufville said, “Such action deserves leaders who are brave enough to stand against bad vices in all sectors and not Bobo (Silent) lawmakers.”