DEPUTY HOUSE SPEAKER MOYE WANTS LEGISLATURE TO BE ‘PEOPLE-CENTERED’ DURING DISCUSSIONS ON THE STATE OF EMERGENCY

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Deputy House Speaker, Prince Moye

By: Emmanuel Mulbah Ballah

Deputy House Speaker Prince Moye says, the 3PM time limit given by the executive for the closure of essential businesses in the recent state of emergency, is not in the interest of the citizens and the lockdown measures.

Speaking in a telephone interview with Journalists Tuesday, Deputy Speaker Moye said, it was risky for citizens to cluster at market places and essential business places for short period of time, without observing the preventive measures against  the deadly Corona virus.

Said Moye, “We cannot be putting in measures to stop the further spread of the virus, when people are clustered between 6AM to 3PM.”

We have to be serious about the fight and put in those health and economic measures for the betterment of our people.”

He noted that the measure further exposes the citizens to contracting the virus.
Representative Moye assured Liberians that the legislature will trash some of the measures that are inapplicable and endorse those ones that are in the interest of the commoners.

The Bong County District #2 lawmaker also frowned at the allege harassment meted on Bongese by some unknown community police and security personnel, since the declaration of the state of emergency.

“News of harassment of peaceful residents of Bong is troubling. We have to respect the rights of people under this State of Emergency.”

He then called on Bongese to observe the health protocols and the measures enshrined in the state of emergency in order to prevent clashes with law enforcement officers.

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