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President Weah Signs Iconic Bills, Including Dual Citizenship Law


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President of the Republic, HE Dr. George Manneh Weah, has set a record for the first time in history by signing a number of iconic laws to spur national inclusivity and the fight against corruption and corruption in the country. .

Bills passed into law since the President’s signature were added, including Dual Citizenship, were ignored by many previous political regimes despite public protests about their discriminatory nature. The President signed the Law on Foreigners and the Citizenship Law relating to Citizenship and Restoring Lost Citizenship Rights as a result of the previous legal provisions.

The Dual Citizenship Bill signed by the President allows Liberians in the Diaspora to remain citizens after acquiring another citizenship.

Also, the bill states that those with dual citizenship status will be barred from serving as president, minister of finance, governor of a central bank or holding high-level positions in the national security or law enforcement sectors.

Another historic law is the Liberia Revenue Sharing Act which promotes economic decentralization and inclusiveness across the country.

He also signed laws to Establish the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission and to Re-establish the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission, the Financial Intelligence Services Act, and the Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, Countermeasures, and Crime Proceedings Act. the law to protect witnesses to become known as the Witness Protection Act 2021 and the Whistleblower Protection Act 2021 (29 July).

The bill signed by President Weah at different time intervals between June and July 2022 is intended to provide sufficient legal influence and boundaries in line with developments in changes in the country’s governance process.

In addition, the bill is consistent with President Weah’s legal reform initiatives that aim to complement the government’s development agenda.

Others include the Act to ratify the Amendment to the Financing Agreement – ​​Tree Crop Extension Project II (ICEP) between Liberia and the International Monetary Fund for Agricultural Development, the Act to ratify the loan agreement between the Republic of Liberia and the African Development Fund (Special Agro Industry Processing Zone Project) , the Act to Amend the Liberia Executive Act and Establish the Liberian Standards Authority, and the Act to Ratify the Financing (Project Investment, Finance and Trade) Agreements Between the Republic of Liberia and the International Development Association.

Also signed into law by President Weah were the Act to ratify the Investment and Incentives Agreement between the Republic of Liberia and Liberty Investment Limited, the Act to Amend Public Laws to Establish a National Center for Response Coordination Mechanisms, and the Act to Amend the Sub -sections 1,2(Q), 1,3,5, 1,4,3, 1,8,6,7,2 and 14.10.1.14 of An Act to further amend section I (Business Corporation Act) and Part III (Acts on Partnerships and Limited Partnerships) of the Association Act, Title 5, Revised Liberian Code of Law.

The Chief Executive of Liberia also signed the Act to Approve the Restatement of the National Budget for Fiscal 2022 to provide for the Liberian Government expenditures, Act to Amend and Restate Chapter 30: Legal Partnerships of Associations, Title 5, Liberian Code of Law Revised, Act to amend and restate Chapter 31: Limited partnerships, Law of Association, Title 5, Revised Liberian Code of Law, Act to amend and restate Chapter 3: Preferred ship mortgages and Maritime Liens on Liberian Ships, from Liberia Maritime, Title 21, Criminal Code Revised Liberia, and the Act to Amend Sections 10.2, 10.4 and 10.6 of Chapter 10 of the Criminal Procedure Code, Title 2 of the Revised Liberian Criminal Code, to provide conditions of time, and the Power to arrest .

Also signed into law are Amendments to Chapter 16 of the Criminal Procedure Code to Provide Plea Bargaining, an Act to amend section 36 of Judicial Law Title 17 of the Revised Liberian Code of Law to provide for the Appointment of Judges of Additional Exemption for Circuit Courts, An Act to Ratify the Agreement for the Promotion and Protection of Investment between the Republic of Liberia and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and an Act to Amend Sections 12.1 and 12.2 of Chapter 12 Title of Criminal Procedure Code 2, Revised Liberian Code of Law, for and provides a new Standard on Preliminary Hearings in Cases Over the Tribal Jurisdiction of Justices of Peace Justice.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Republic of Liberia: Executive Mansion.

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President Weah Signs Iconic Bills, Including Dual Citizenship Law

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