Pres. Weah Requests 54th Legislature to Extend Session for Submission of 2024 National Budget

Dec 7, 2023 - 15:07
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Pres. Weah Requests 54th Legislature to Extend Session for Submission of 2024 National Budget

CAPITOL HILL, Monrovia: President George Weah is requesting the 54th legislature to extend its sixth session by ten days to enable the smooth submission of the 2024 national budget and other key bills before that august body.

 
The Liberian leader's request for an extension of the session was contained in a communication addressed to the speaker of the  54th legislature headed by Bhofal Chambers. 

See below: 
Dear Mr. Speaker:

In accordance with Article 32 (b) of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia, I am pleased to kindly request an extension of the Sixth Session of the 54th Legislature by ten (10) working days beginning Monday, December 11, 2023 and ending Friday, December 22, 2023.

The rationale for the request for extension is premised on matters of critical national
concerns such as submission of the FY2024 National Budget and action on critical bills still pending before the Legislature.

Hon. Speaker, as alluded to in my previous communication of November 24, 2023, the just ended Presidential and Legislative Elections impacted the preparation of the
Budget. Additionally, there are also bills of national interest still pending before the
Legislature, including key financing agreements, that require deliberation and action before the adjournment of the 54th Legislature.

We remain conscious and hopeful that this extension will avail time to the National Legislature to approve the National Budget and act upon other bills in the interest of our nation before the start of the next fiscal year.

We therefore urge your consideration for the extension of the 54th Legislature for
reasons mentioned supra.

Many thanks for your usual cooperation in this regard.

Sincerely,

George Manneh Weah
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