Massalay, Others Want Public Corp. Acts Revisited

Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted February 1, 2006


Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Abel Massalay and other Senators of the 52nd Legislature are said to be advocating for the revisitation of those acts that created public corporations for rectification.

Senators Massalay, Roland Kaine and others are concerned about what appears to be the exclusive rights given to Boards of Directors of Public Corporations to appoint and confirm nominees of those corporations when according to them, confirmation hearing of public officials supposed to be done by the senate.

The lawmakers told legislative reporters at the Capitol Building recently that no managing director has the right to take office unless said person has been confirmed by the senate as required by the constitution.

According to them, the acts that created these corporations which are being used to justify those boards of directors’ decision should be revisited for rectification aimed at avoiding the appointment of people with disputable characters at public offices against the interest of the state and its people.

They maintained that those who have reportedly taken office without appearing before the senate for confirmation must leave those offices to go through the process.

The lawmakers named the National Refinery Corporation, and several others where nominees have reportedly taken offices.

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