The failure by some members of the lower House reporting to work on time, has claimed the attention of the Deputy Speaker.
Serving as Presiding Officer during the 2nd Day Sitting of the 5th Session of the Honorable House of Representatives, the Deputy Speaker reminded his colleagues to be cognizant of Rule 2 of that august body, which speaks about lawmakers reporting to work on time to do the Liberian people work.
RULE 2.1 states that Daily Sessions of the House of Representatives shall be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week from the hours of 10:00am to 12:00pm and from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, at which time roll call and votes are taken, while Mondays and Wednesdays are set aside for Committees meetings and Fridays to be observed for constituency business.
Deputy Speaker Koffa termed as disgraceful , to see the Speaker and his Deputy seated waiting for honorable members of the House to start the people’s business.
He described the situation as completely embarrassing for the entire body.
The Deputy Speaker believes it is a disservice to ordinary citizens for lawmakers to stay away from session without a formal excuse to the Chief Clerk Office.