The Head of the United Nations (UN) and Pakistani Prominent Representative to the UN currently visiting Liberia has disclosed that there is no documented report from various segments they met in Liberia, including civil society organizations that talks about lifting travel ban on Liberians.
Speaking to reporters shortly after meeting with the leadership of the Legislature, Mr. Hannas said the ban is being reviewed in context to determine whether progress has been made or not.
He furthered that the sanction victims in Liberia have been given delisting procedures for some time and there has not been an adquate response to smoothly resolve the matter.
However, Mr. Hannas concluded that there is no progress being made leading to the lifting of the sanction and travel ban on those affected.
For his part,the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Han Barchue said he is confident that the sanction will be lifted and should be done as soon as possible.
Hon. Barchue added that the conditions that led to the imporsition of the sanction and travel ban no longer exist in the country. He said peace and unity can not be fully attained if some citizens feel dissatified and disadventaged in Liberia.
He said the United Nations has graded Liberia as being peaceful and a conflict success story, but don't understand why the UN still has sanction and travel ban on some citizens of the country.
Also speaking, The President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Grand Bassa County Senior Senator, Gbehnzongar Milton Findley has called on the the United Nations Security Council to lift the ban.
Early 2005 the United Nations Security Council placed special restriction on several Liberians who were alledged to be associates of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor who is now charged with war crimes.
President Taylor was charged by the Sierra Leonean War Crime Court for allegelly participating in the Liberian civil war.
The President Pro-Tempore said although the country's peace is still fragiled, the citizens are not willing to go back to any form of distruction that will carry their lives backward.
Hon. Findley spoke Wenesday when the visiting United Nations Permanent Represenative of the Security Council visited his office at the Capitol Building to solicite views of the Senate on the current traveling an on promenant Liberians who have surffered for the past nine years.
He also indcated to the delegation removing the traveling ban on Liberians that have already surfered for the pasts nine years will serve as deterent to others who will want to get themselves involved with confusion or war.
Hon. Findley also said although the country's security sector is gradually improving, there is the need for capacity building for the security forces, because according to him, they will be soon be taking over from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).
He said that the current UN traveling Ban on liberians brings a lots of embracement for their daily activities, the Pro-Tempore strongly appeal to the council to help and advocate on their behalf.
Meanwhile the visiting United Nations Permanent Represenative of the Security Council, Mr. Adullah Hussian Haron has promised to take the comments of Senator Findley to the Council for its decision.
The United Nation Permanent Represenative was accompanied by the French Ambassador to Liberian along with several individuals from the UNMIL.