Legislature Supports ‘Change’ of Inaugural Venue

first_imgBecause the Capitol Building, which is undergoing renovation, is by law the venue for the presidential inauguration ceremony, the legislature was forced to legalize SKD Sports Complex as the venue for this historic instance.– Adopts, Signs ResolutionAmid controversy about what critics claim is ‘undoing history and tradition’ regarding the holding of a presidential inauguration outside of Monrovia – the seat of Government – the House of Representatives and the Senate have adopted and signed a Joint Resolution to change the venue and city of the 2018 Inauguration from the Capitol Building in Monrovia to the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, outside of Monrovia.Members of the both Houses adopted and affixed their signatures to the Joint Resolution on Friday, January 19, during the 1st Day Special Sitting of the 1st Session, for the inauguration of the 24th President-elect and Vice President-elect to be held at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex today, Monday, January 22, 2018.Partial view of the Capitol annex, soon to be completed.The resolution is styled: “A Joint Resolution LEG-001/2018 Adopted by the Senate and the Honorable House of Representatives in the 1st Regular Session of the 54th Legislature of the Republic of Liberia for the Holding of the Inauguration of the 24th President-elect and Vice President-elect of the Republic of Liberia to be held at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in the City of Paynesville, Montserrado County, Republic of Liberia on January 22, 2018.”The resolution was aimed at legitimizing the SKD instead of the Capitol Building, because of ongoing construction of the two annexes of the Capitol Building, put at a cost of US$23 million, by the People’s Republic China (PRC).It has been reported that during the sitting of the 52nd Legislature, the law was amended to have the grounds of the Capitol Building – the Seat of the Legislature – be used as the inauguration venue.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ouch! Mesut Ozil trolls ‘experts’ who wrongly predicted FA Cup final result

first_img Mesut Ozil and Arsene Wenger 1 Not many predicted Arsenal to show Chelsea up in the FA Cup final on Saturday evening.But the Gunners did exactly that, winning 2-1 with a depleted team to to lift the trophy at Wembley Stadium for a record 13th time.And a day after the victory, Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has trolled those who predicted Chelsea would comfortably seal the trophy with this tweet: It’s been a largely miserable campaign for the north London outfit, with their failure to break into the top four meaning they’ll be competing in the Europa League next season.But Ozil’s tweet suggests that has, at least for now, been overshadowed by their victory over the Premier League champions. “Experts predictions” … 😂😆 #FACup 🏆 pic.twitter.com/dGhvXMiOFE— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) May 28, 2017//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jslast_img read more