26 February 2013

Liberia: No Longer Gov't Material - Lawmaker Wants Broh, Kpann Dismissed

Nimba County Lawmaker, Honorable Richard Mentonakay Tingban has called on President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to immediately dismissed suspended Acting Monrovia City Mayor, Mary T. Broh and suspended Montserrado County Superintendent, Grace Kpann from the Liberian Government.

He added that the suspension of the two government officials by President Sirleaf is welcomed by the Legislature, but the Liberian leader needs to go further by dismissing the two female government officials for their constant disrespect of the first branch of government. He not

Also speaking Nimba County District#9 Represetative, Richard Mentonkay Tingban said madam action did not only obstruct their legislative function but a complete act of lawlessness to thespeaking on a local radio talk show, Truth Fm, the Nimba County District#9 Representative also said Madam Broh's alleged action of preventing the jailing of Superintendent Kpann did not only obstruct the legislative function, but also a complete act of lawlessness to the state. He noted that the two officials are no longer government material and as such they must be replaced by the Chief Executive.

The Sergeant-At-Arms of the House of Representatives, General Martin Johnson is also quoted on the Legislature website as saying that he has not established the whereabouts of the suspended superintendent Kpann and Madam Broh to effect the re-arrest order from the Plenary.

Madam Broh had on Saturday morning, February 23, agreed to cooperate by turning herself in, but refused to say when and where she could be picked up.

A statement issued by the House's Press Bureau says the Sergeant -At -Arm, Brig. General Martin Johnson is exerting frantic efforts to execute the decision of Plenary .

The statement further indicated that the 'House of Representatives has formally requested Ministry of Justice to assist with Police officers to track their movement and ensure that the suspended officials are brought under the laws of Liberia, but noted that there has been no response from the ministry.

"The House is requesting the two officials to do the honorable thing by turning themselves in. Failure to do so would mean nothing but harm the efforts of the government to erase the culture of impunity and restore rule of law. The statement indicated.

In a related development, several Liberians have called on the House of Representative to immediately investigative allegation surrounding corruption saga involving one of its. A recording in the position of some radio stations in the country suggests that Representative Edward Ford was soliciting bribe from suspended Montserrado County Superintendent, Grace Kpann.

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