Liberian Senate rubbishes media reports

The Liberian Senate has rubbished media reports that members of the Body are demanding 10-thousand United States dollars each from President Weah for the resumption of an extraordinary session.

According to a statement, the Liberian Senate said it does not have any intention and will not demand the President to pay the amount of 10-thousand United States dollars each to return for an extraordinary session.

Recently there have been widespread media reports that the Legislature is planning to return to an extra ordinary session after it had earlier gone for its regular break.

According to Article 32 b of the Liberian Constitution, the President shall call a special extraordinary session of the legislature to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency and concern.

The article also gives the Legislature the constitutional mandate to call itself upon a certificate signed by one-fourth members of its total membership for a special session.

The released from the Senate Press and Public Affairs Department signed by its Director Mr. Jarlawah Tonpo said the public will be informed at the appropriate time should there be a certificate signed for an extraordinary session.

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