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Despite the President of the Republic of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s withdrawal of her “Presidential Transition Act”, the Liberian Senate believes that Liberia needs a Transition Law and as such, the Body via its statutory committee on Judiciary Headed by Sen. Cllr. Varney Sherman has developed its own Transition Law as proffered by River Gee County Senator Conmany B. Wesseh.

Following the submission of the Judiciary committee’s report to the Plenary of the Senate regarding the developed “Presidential Transition Act”, on Tuesday October 3, 2017 the Senate voted to pass said Act. The passed version of the Transition Act from the Senate has been forwarded to the House of Representatives for concurrence.
According to a release, the purpose of the Act is to establish arrangements for the proper management of the transfer of political power or administration from one democratically elected President to another democratically elected President.
According to the Act, the President of Liberia shall appoint thirteen (13) persons to the Joint Presidential Transitional Team to include the following Ministers: States for Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Justice, Internal Affairs, Defense; as well as the Central Bank Governor, Director of GSA, Director of EPS, Inspector General of Police, and three (3) other Liberians at the discretion of the incumbent President; while the President-elect shall appoint sixteen (16) persons to the Joint Presidential Transitional Team.
Section two (2) of the Act states that the following services shall be provided to the former President and the former Vice President to include: three (3) Vehicles, Security (EPS) detail not less than three (3) armed persons and not less than two (2) armed persons for the former Vice President respectively.
The Act also provides that the former President and former Vice President shall each receive forty percent (40%) of his/her last basic annual salary payable in twelve (12) equal monthly installments as pension amongst others.
Meanwhile, Section three (3) of the Act as passed by the Senate provides for the use of diplomatic passport for both the former President and Vice President. They shall also have access to VIP lounges, tarmac side pickups and drop-offs whenever they travel in and out of Liberia. They shall also be accorded assistance by Liberian missions abroad.
The bill will take effect upon the concurrence vote by the House of Representatives, send to the President for approval and printed into “Handbill”.

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