The Inquirer (Monrovia)

28 January 2013

Liberia: Ellen Addresses Legislature Today

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is today expected to deliver her annual message to the 53rd National Legislature on Capitol Hill. Today's exercise is in consonance with a provision of the Liberian Constitution, which states that the President shall deliver her annual message to the legislature on the fourth Monday of January.

Article 58 of the constitution states that "the President shall, on the fourth working Monday in January of each year, present the administration's legislative program for the ensuing session, and shall once a year report to the Legislature on the state of the Republic . In presenting the economic condition of the Republic the report shall cover expenditure as well as income."

As she delivers the message, she is expected to outline some of the achievements of the government and also some of the challenges facing the government. She is expected to make recommendations if necessary for the consideration of the National Legislature.

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