The plenary of the Liberian Senate has ordered the arrest of Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweah.
The Arrest which is expected to be done by the Senate Sergeant at Arms is under contempt charge against the Minster over his continued refusal to appear before members of the upper house on multiple counts.
The Plenary which was presided over by Montserrado County Senator Saah Joseph instructed the Sergeant at Arms to bring forth Minster Tweah.
The Senate decided on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, during its session.
The arrest is expected to take place on Thursday, November 24, 2022.
This comes barely three Weeks after the Judiciary Branch of Government through the Supreme Court ordered the living body of Finance Minister Samuel Tweah over delay in funds intended for judicial workings.
After intense debate among Senators, members of the August Body saw it prudent to arrest Minister Tweah to provide reasons as to why he shouldn’t be held in contempt after multiple refusals to appear before the lawmakers.
The Senate sees the action of the Minister as an impediment to their function which has the proclivity to undermine their working relationship with Liberians.
In their arguments, the upper house Lawmaker pointed out economic hardship, and delays in salaries across various sectors as “troubling situations” that need to be addressed.
Members of the Senate during their Tuesday session noted that the current situations in the country portray bad governance against the interest of the Liberian people.
The Liberian Senate has mandated its Sargeant at Arms to do the same over Contentious Charge.
The Liberian Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweah has failed to appear before members of the Liberian Senate after numerous calls to give account of the current financial and economic state of the Country.
The Lawmakers, however, stressed the need for the Judiciary branch to be a priority amid all national functions.
They believe the Judiciary Branch should be given preference based on its crucial functions toward the peace and stability of the country.