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|Rep. Opposes 6-Month Break For Lawmakers-Terms It Unrealistic|
|Published on July 31, 2006||Email To Friend Print Version
By: Fitzsimmons Gus
A member of the Lower House of Parliament, Montserrado County Representative Hon. Thomas Fallah has described the six months agriculture break provided by the constitution as unrealistic and unreasonable.
Hon. Fallah said it was unimaginable for Lawmakers to allot themselves six months vacation while the rest of the government employees remained at work.
He argued that while it was legal to do, he sincerely believed that for now it was unrealistic to abandon the many unfinished businesses of the House for the purpose of visiting electorate.
Hon. Fallah said the intent of the people must be protected at the level of Parliament and hoped his colleagues would see reasons to amend the six (6) months break to at least three (3) months.
He promised to begin holding consultations with his colleagues to ensure that the law is pass to prevent lawmakers spending six (6) months for vacation.