Liberia: Nationwide consultation on draft oil laws heightens

johnson sirleaf22 November 2013, Monrovia – The Press and Public Affairs Bureau of the Liberian House of Representatives says, Speaker Alex Tyler at the head of a high powered legislative delegation, is in the Central Region of Liberia in continuation of the nationwide consultative tour on the country’s draft oil laws.

The Central Region, according to how the country is been divided by the Technical Committee of the tour, include Grand Bassa, Rivercess and Margibi Counties respectively.

The tour is meant to solicit views of ordinary Liberians in the counties so as to enable the Legislature promulgate a people sensitive oil law of the state. The Central Region consultative meeting started in Margibi County on Monday, and is currently ongoing in Cestor and Buchanan City, Rivercess and Grand Bassa Counties.

The delegation left Margibi County back to Monrovia and later setoff for Rivercess and Grand Bassa counties on Tuesday, where the consultation is currently ongoing with various stakeholders in those counties respectively.

While in Margibi, the citizens used the occasion to caution the Lawmakers to place premium on the empowerment of Liberian youth by sending them abroad for more training.

They said, training of Liberian youth will ensure the most needed revenue income for the growth and development of the country.Speaker Tyler on behalf of the delegation assured the Margibi citizens that their voices will be reflected during the enactment process of the law. He thanked them for gracing the consultative discussions.


– Heritage

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