Senate to Boot Findley Out

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first_imgThe Daily Observer has reliably learned that the Liberian Senate is close to obtaining a majority vote to “kick out” Grand Bassa County Senator Gbehzohngar M. Findley from the President Pro Tempore post.Article 27 of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia states: “The Senate shall elect once every six years a President Pro Tempore who shall preside in the absence of the President of the Senate, and such other officers as shall ensure the proper functioning of the Senate. The President Pro Tempore and other officers so elected may be removed from office for cause by resolution of a two-thirds majority of the members of the Senate.”Pro Temp Findley won a slim majority in the January 2012 election, beating former Liberian first lady and Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor by one vote.Since winning that heavily contested poll, the Grand Bassa Independent Candidate has been struggling to stamp his authority in the operations of the house of elders, causing him to lose full control of power.According to credible sources, senators are resolved to dismiss Pro Temp Findley for what they call, “his inability to properly lead the Senate, actions that have brought the noble chamber into public disrepute.”A majority of the senators believe that Senator Findley’s close ties with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is largely responsible for his “ineptitude.”       Our sources hinted that senators are extremely angry about the current state of affairs of the Senate, adding; “Findley is done with selling the Senate to the presidency and there is no respect for us from the Executive any longer.”Sources quoted another senator from Liberia’s North Central Region as saying, “under this Senator of Grand Bassa, the Senate is losing respect from ordinary Liberians, and our constituents have no confidence in our ability to adequately represent them or protect their interests.“We are resolved to achieving this goal and we want to do that as quickly as possible in order to protect our integrity in this critical period of our nation’s history.“We’ve had about two separate meetings on said subject and majority of us are willing to (affix) our signature to that resolution immediately.“You (journalists who) interact with lawmakers and know the running of that chamber (know that) Pro Temp has turned the Senate into a real cheering squad for the President. We’re worried about the future of our individual political careers when the stage we have to strengthen our democracy is falling flat to the feet of the presidency due to weakness and selfish interest of an individual. He knows that he has been able to obtain a majority despite his being first amongst equals,” a senator said in an angry, but confident tone.Some senators, including Montserrado County Senator Joyce M. Freeman Sumo, have had personal differences with Pro Temp Findley over similar issues and have openly expressed that to his face in session on many occasions.Accusations of leaking conversations or decisions taken by the Senate to the President have come from Madam Sumo on two separate occasions, assertions Findley has repeatedly denied.Based on the issues highlighted by the senators, any action to remove him will be supported by the constitutional provision. If they are successful, this will be a repeat of the Isaac Nyenabo versus the Senate when he (Nyenabo) was removed from the same post. However, Sen. Nyenabo protested the decision to the Supreme Court and won the case.Contacted for reaction, Pro Temp Findley’s press attaché Moses Wenyou, dismissed the information, adding that the Senate is a responsible body that does not operate in such a manner.“That information has no iota of truth in it and the Pro Temp is not worried about that either,” Wenyou asserted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgCommunity Policing Groups (CPGs) are established across the country to tackle small crimes and other issues within the villages; and now there have been requests for such groups to be established in Indigenous communities.Public Security Minister Khemraj RamjattanPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan made this disclosure earlier this week when he stated that there is need for CPGs to be established in hinterland regions.“Indeed, Community Policing Groups are growing all across the country, and we’re having some more (established), especially (in) the entire heartland of Guyana; because we’ve seen the need for (them) in those areas. As a matter of fact, our Indigenous brothers and sisters have asked that we go in there to set up these groups,” Ramjattan stated.Along with that, he believes the older generation should get involved to guide youths who are willing to join the groups.“We would like those Indigenous communities’ young people, juniors and seniors, to also participate… We have to expand the horizons of Community Policing Groups to ensure that we have elders within these groups,” he declared.To date, there are 16 divisions: 210 policing groups, consisting of 4255 members in total. There has been an increase in the number of patrols, from 5765 in 2017 to 9182 in 2018. These were carried out by foot, vehicles and vessels.Earlier this year, it was announced that the presence of Community Policing Groups has been increased in border villages in order to amplify security in remote locations, where access to a law enforcement agency is absent.Mechanisms have been put in place to establish more community Policing Groups as well as Police Stations in Regions One (Barima-Waini), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).“Community policing is premised on that philosophy whereby the community has that definite interest and therefore must perform that defined obligation… The efforts of Community Policing groups have been, in a way, helping to reduce the negatives of crimes,” Ramjattan was quoted as saying.Community Policing in Guyana commenced in the year 1976 with the aim of harnessing the energy of willing members of communities across Guyana in support of the work of the Police.Criminal activities have escalated in Guyana during the past months, capturing the attention of other countries. Although there have been more shoot-outs between the Police and bandits in recent days, and seemingly more robberies occurring, Police Commissioner Leslie James on Monday assured that there was no increase in crime.One week ago, the US State Department issued a stringent warning to all its citizens, urging them to exercise caution when visiting Guyana, owing to the evident spike in the country’s crime rate.last_img read more