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The bill comes amidst an ongoing disagreement between some members of the Executive and the House of Representatives.
Though the impeachment proceeding was not placed on the floors of Tuesday’s sitting, Rep. Chambers told journalists that the bill is in the possession of the Speaker for deliberation. “It is intended to prevent the Country from becoming an area that is ruled by business people where only a few persons will decide its course and investments being placed in few hands with only rich people decide the state of affairs with thieves ruling,” he indicated.
The Pleebo/Sodekan lawmaker said the impeachment, among other things outlines the one million barrels of crude oil given to the Liberian government in the amount of US$100 million dollars, something he said is yet to form part of the National Budget.
Rep. Chambers said that the bill talks of an ‘envelope’ from an oil company the President allegedly received to her personal use, which he said was redirect to the people of Grand Bassa. The remark reportedly made by the President in the United States against the financially depressed in the country, which he said placed the Country in Public disrepute is one of the counts.
He cited that contrary to Article 54 of the Liberian Constitution, which calls for the President to nominate with consent of the Senate, she allows nominees to act without confirmation.
The Maryland County lawmaker further noted that the President has been appointing one person to several jobs in violation of Articles 8 and 18 of the constitution, which he said call for equal opportunity in employment.
Meanwhile, House Speaker J. Alex Tyler has confirmed receipt of the bill of impeachment from Rep. Chambers, but said it could not be placed on the floors until its details are reviewed.
Members of the House of Representatives and suspended Montserrado County Superintendent Grace Kpaan and Monrovia City Mayoy, Mary Broh have been at loggerhead. The situation arose when Madam Broh led a group of women to the Monrovia Central Prison, prevented Madam Kpaan from being detained and took her away.
Madam Kpaan had refused to comply with House’s mandates: to restitute more than US$50,000.00 she allegedly stole and pay student scholarship fees.
Madam Broh’s action provoked the lawmakers who ordered that the two suspended government officials be detained for thirty (30) each; something that is yet to come to past as legal battle ensues.